Police in Stockport are appealing for women who were in the Royal Oak in Edgeley last night to come forwards following a sexual assault


Officers were called to the pub in Stockport at around 9.50pm, to reports that a male was giving unwanted, physical attention to women.

The male is question is currently in custody, having been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault but GMP are concerned that there could potentially be five more women who the male was seen in company of. 

Detective Inspector Chris Aunins of the Stockport Division, said: “Even though we have the male in custody, we are extremely concerned that there could be a number of other women who may have been sexually assaulted.

“We are urging anyone who came into contact with this male at the Royal Oak last night, to please get in touch with us. We will listen to you and we will believe you.

“You can contact us via 101 or by calling 0161 856 9629, quoting log number 003820-19082023.

“Similarly, if there is anyone who was there last night and has any mobile phone footage, please get in touch.”

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 help@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk

– 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.

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