Manhunt launched after 14-year-old girl is raped in Manchester

Manhunt launched after 14-year-old girl is raped in broad daylight in Manchester

  • A schoolgirl, 14, was attacked on a canal tow path in Manchester City Centre
  • Police were called at around 6.50pm on Saturday, July 11, following the rape
  • Photographs of a man wearing a padded black gilet were released by police
  • The man is at the centre of a manhunt as officers search for more information 

A man suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl is at the centre of a police manhunt this evening.

The schoolgirl was attacked on the canal tow path in the Northern Quarter of Manchester city centre last month.

Police were called at around 6.50pm on Saturday, July 11.

The girl and her friends were approached by a group of men near Dale Street at around 5.15pm before she was raped by one of the men. 

The schoolgirl was attacked on the canal tow path in the Northern Quarter of Manchester city centre last month. Pictured, a photograph released of a man police want to speak to

Photographs released by police show a man walking along the tow path wearing faded denim jeans and a striped long-sleeved shirt under a padded black gilet.

He has what appear to be a pair of black sunglasses resting on his forehead. 

Police are looking for the man in connection with the attack.  

The victim and her family are being supported by specialist officers and partner agencies. 

Anyone with any information about the incident or the identity of the man is asked to call police on 0161 856 4409 quoting incident number 2493 of 11/07/2020. 

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