Woman attacked after turning man down

Woman attacked after turning man down

An investigation's underway after a woman was attacked by a man in Stockport, when she refused to go back to his hotel room.

The man punched the woman in the face, pushed her to the floor and sexually assaulted her on Stockport Road at about 23:00 on Thursday 15th December 2016.

Police say a group of young people were sat on a nearby bench at the time and they want to speak with them or any other witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 0602, 101 quoting reference number 513 of 15/12/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

Shortly before 11pm on Tuesday 15 December 2017 a woman had left a pub with a man and was walking on a grassed area just off Stockport Road with him, when he asked her to go to a hotel with him. The woman refused and the man punched her in the face, before throwing her to the ground. He picked her up and they carried on walking for a short time, before he sexually assaulted her and then fled in the direction of Parrs Wood.

 

The woman went over to a group of youths who were sat on a nearby bench and police are keen to speak to them as potential witnesses.

 

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the sexual assault to get in contact.

 

Detective Constable Jeanette Lamb of GMP’s Stockport Borough said: “Specially-trained officer have been offering the woman support in what has been a distressing time for her. Help and support will always be there for people who want to come forward and report sexual offences.

 

“If you were part of the group that was sat on the bench that evening, please get in touch with police, as you may have information that could help our investigation.

 

“If you saw what happened, or saw the man and woman walking together shortly before the attack, please get in touch.”

 

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 0602, 101 quoting reference number 513 of 15/12/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

- 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, whether or not you want make a police report.

- St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

- 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.