Woman sexually assaulted in Trafford

An investigation has been launched after a woman was violently sexually assaulted in Trafford.

The attack happened at around 5.45pm on Monday when the woman in her 40s was walking through an alleyway which runs by the side of Trafford General Hospital between Moorside Road and Davyhulme Road.

She was hit with force on the back of her head and fell to the ground. Her attacker then pinned her down and held a knife to her throat before sexually assaulting her.

He is described as white, in his late 20s, about 6ft 2ins, with light ginger or blond eyebrows, and had a Manchester accent.

He is believed to have been wearing a grey hooded top pulled tight around his face to his eyebrows and bottom lip and grey jogging bottoms that were a different shade to his top.

Detective Inspector John Stainton, from GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “If you saw a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the offence then please contact the police on 101.”

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