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Information appeal made after woman is sexually assaulted in Wigan


An appeal for information has been made by police after a woman was sexually assaulted in Wigan. At about 2pm on Friday 16th September 2016, police received a call to Ridyard Street to reports of a 40 year old woman having been sexually assaulted earlier during that afternoon.

An investigation has been launched by police and the enquiries are ongoing.

The man has been described as being white, aged 20 to 30, around 5ft 6in, of slim build with short, mousey brown hair and tattoos on his arms. He had been wearing blue jeans, a green t-shirt and a yellow high vis vest.

Detective Sergeant Graham Clare, of GMP’s Wigan borough, said ‘I understand that an incident like this will cause concern in the local area and I want to assure the community that we have increased patrols in response.

‘This attack has left the victim petrified and specialist officers are providing support to the woman. This happened in the middle of the day when people would have been around and seen something.

‘I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time or saw a man matching this description acting suspiciously to contact police.’

Anybody who has got any information can get in touch with police on 0161 856 5307 or 101 quoting 1122 of 16/09/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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