Teenage Girl Attacked In Oldham

Police are looking for a man who attacked a 16 year old girl as she walked her dog in Oldham.

It happened at about 8.40pm on Wednesday 25 May. The girl was walking along a bridal path off Wellyhole Street, Lees, when a man approached her and told her to kneel down.

He threatened her with a stone before the pair fell down an embankment during a struggle.

The girl's jumper was removed during the struggle and she ran off. The man chased her, but stopped close to a bridge over a stream

He is described as white, 18 or 19 years old, or slim build with short or shaven dark hair and wearing a baggy grey hooded jumper and tracksuit bottoms.

The victim described him as being between 5ft 6in and 5ft 8in tall but a witness described him as being 6ft tall.

Detective Sergeant Liz Hopkinson, of Oldham CID, said: "Clearly the girl is extremely shaken up by what has happened and the best way I can reassure her is to catch this man - something I am determined to do.

"I believe the offender is local to the area so I'm asking people in the local community to help me identify him.

"While incidents such as this are rare it is important we inform the public as we know the area is frequently used by walkers and I would urge them to remain vigilant."