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20 November 2013, 07:20
13 year old girl raped by stranger while playing in Collyhurst.
The attack on the young girl happened sometime between 25 June 2013 and 20 July 2013 on The Croft, New Allen Street, Collyhurst.
It was reported to police by the girl's teacher in November 2013.
She was playing with friends when she was grabbed from behind and raped.
He threatened her and told her if she went to the police she would be attacked again.
Superintendent Neil Bholé said: 'This young girl was subjected to a terrifying ordeal by a total stranger.'
'This man is dangerous and violent. It is totally understandable the girl felt so unable to tell someone what happened until now.'
'She has shown incredible bravery to produce an accurate image of what her attacker looked like, so if you see someone matching this image then please do not approach him and call police immediately.'
'Until he is caught, I ask people to carry on their daily routines and take the necessary and right precautions, such as keeping to well-lit areas, staying with friends, not taking shortcuts etc. These may seem like small things but they are really important and I ask parents to pass this advice onto their children.'
Police have now released an efit of the offender and are appealing to anyone who recognises this man to come forward.
He is described as being black, in his mid-30s, about 5ft 10in tall, with brown eyes and with a mark to the side of his right eyebrow. He had short black hair with a line shaved horizontally into his hair just above his forehead. He spoke with an 'accent' and was wearing a black adidas tracksuit with white stripes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers directly on 0161 856 1911 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
- If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
- You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.
- Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.
- Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 07919 246 267.