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3 April 2012, 16:58
A 16 year old girl was the victim of a sex attack as she walked to college one morning in Salford.
It happened as the 16-year-old girl was walking down Bradford Road in Ellesmere Park, at about 9.40am on Monday 26 March 2012.
She was listening to music and didn’t know the man was behind her.
He then sexually assaulted her, before running off in the opposite direction over open land towards Chatsworth Road.
The teenager reported it to her college, and the police were called.
Police in Salford have released an evofit of the offender.
Police Constable Shaun Concah said: “The teenager was making her way to her college when she was sexually assaulted by this man, and is understandably extremely distressed.
“The offender, in broad daylight, quite brazenly sexually assaulted this young girl and in doing so allowed her to get a good look at his face. Working with our forensic imaging specialists, we have produced an evofit of this man and I would ask that people look at the image closely if you recognise or see this man, please call police immediately.
“I understand this may cause some concern among students in Salford. I want to stress there is nothing to suggest this teenager was targeted because she was a student, and it appears to be a totally motiveless and random incident.
“Nevertheless, it is right that people take precautions so please, where possible, walk in groups, keeping to well-lit areas and if you do walk anywhere on your own avoid shortcuts and stay to well-populated areas.”