Police are appealing for information after two elderly women were sexually assaulted in Manchester

At around 3.35am on Monday 3 August 2020, police were called to reports of two sexual assaults at a care home on Taylor Street, Gorton.

Officers attended and established that, at around 3.20am, a man entered the premises by unknown means and sexually assaulted two residents.

The victims are being supported by specialist services.

An investigation is underway.

No arrests have been made.

The offender is described as being black. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a hoody and shorts. He is described as being quite well spoken and smelling strongly of body odour.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “This incident is incredibly distressing for the victims, their loved ones and staff at the care home. Specialist services are doing everything they can to support those affected.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly who this man is and how he entered the care home. I appeal to anyone with information which might assist us with this to contact us as soon as possible.

“We are obviously keen to hear from anyone who saw something suspicious on Monday but we would also like to hear from anyone who lives nearby who has seen something suspicious in recent weeks.

“I understand that this incident may cause concern for residents, their loved ones and people who live in the surrounding area but I would like to reassure them that security measures at the care home has been appropriately tightened.

“That being said, I would ask people to be vigilant and report anything suspicious or concerning to police without hesitation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146  quoting 421 of 03/08/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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