Officers were called to a premises on Fleece Street in Rochdale town centre in the early hours of Sunday 11 December 2022, to reports of a serious sexual assault of a 25-year-old woman.
They are now seeking the public’s help in tracing a man (pictured), who may be able to help the police with their enquiries.
Detective Sergeant Steven Gilliland from Rochdale CID said: “I would like to commend the bravery of the victim in coming forwards and reporting this very serious incident.
“We are very keen to speak to the man pictured and if anyone has any information as to his identity, or whereabouts, please share it with us.
“You can contact us on 0161 856 8719 or you can make a report via GMP’s website: https://www.gmp.police.uk/
“Alternatively, call the independent charity – Crimestoppers – anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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.
– Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
– Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email email@example.com
– Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to male victims in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.