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Witness appeal following sexual assault in Wigan

The following article was taken from the Greater Manchester Police website. The original article can be read at the following link:

www.gmp.police.uk/live/nhoodv3.nsf/TriageWebsitePages/EBCC248163BD8AD980258356004D1020?OpenDocument

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in a car park in Wigan.

Sometime between 11.30pm last night and 12.30am this morning (Saturday 1 December 2018) a woman in her 20s had been walking on Wallgate when she was followed by a man.

The man followed the woman into a car park, where she was sexually assaulted.

The woman was found in a distressed state by a member of the public who alerted police to the incident.

She was taken to hospital and is being supported by specially trained officers.

A scene has been established in the car park on Wallgate while officers carry out their enquiries.

Superintendent Mark Kenny, Greater Manchester Police, said: “This is an extremely serious offence which understandably may cause a lot of concern in the community but I want to assure people that we have a team of detectives working to find the offender as soon as possible.

“There will be extra officers patrolling in the area and continuing with enquiries, and I would encourage anyone with questions or concerns to speak to them.

“There would have been a lot of people around the area at the time, as it is close to bars and restaurants, so I am confident people will have information.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything which could help with our investigation then please get in touch with police as soon as you can.

“Any detail, even if it seems minor, could be key to finding out who this man is and ensuring he is held to account for what he has done.”

Please speak to our local team on 0161 856 5307 if you have any information, or make an anonymous report through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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