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17 June 2011, 09:15
Police in Gorton are hoping an E-fit will help catch a teenagers rapist.
Sometime between 4.15pm and 4.30pm on Monday 16 May 2011, the victim, a 13-year-old girl, was walking through a field between Longsight Road and Butterwick Close when a man approached her and dragged her into bushes before carrying out the attack.
The man then ran off and the victim went home and told her family about what happened.
Specially trained detectives have been supporting the teenager after her ordeal, and working with forensic imaging specialists, has now produced an efit of her attacker.
He is described as being a black man in his early 20s, about 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall, with short hair and a shaved line in his left eyebrow. He was wearing a grey tracksuit.
Police are appealing to anyone who recognises the man in the efit to come forward.
Detective Inspector Paul Parker said:
"It has been a month since this teenage girl was subjected to a traumatic ordeal and we are continuing to investigate every possible line of inquiry to identify and arrest the offender.
"The young girl has been extremely brave and given us quite a detailed description of the offender. We believe he has a line shaved into his left eyebrow which is quite distinctive, so I would urge people to look carefully at the efit and if they do recognise this man or have any information whatsoever then please do call us.
"Since this terrible incident was reported, we have increased our presence in the area both to provide visible reassurance but also so that anyone who does have information can approach an officer ? in total confidence if needed.
"Specially trained officers are continuing to support the young girl and it is vital we find this man both for the community, and more specifically for the girl herself, so again I would ask people to look carefully at the efit and come forward if you know anything."