Man tries to rape woman in her 50s in Cheetham Hill

Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured in connection with an attempted rape in Cheetham Hill.

At about 3am on Friday 29 September 2017 the victim was with a man on Cheetham Hill Road when they walked to Melloy Place by Manchester Jewish Museum.

The offender then tried to rape her and a struggle took place before he eventually let go of her.

The victim – a woman in her 50s – was understandably shaken and upset but was not seriously injured.

Investigating officers have been carrying our extensive enquiries since September and are now asking for the public’s help to identify the man in the CCTV images.

Detective Constable Simon May, from GMP’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit, said: “This was an awful attack which understandably frightened the victim.

“Although she wasn’t physically injured, the emotional trauma sexual offences can have on victims is profound.

“We have been doing everything in our power to find the man responsible and we are keen to speak to the man pictured as part of our investigation.

“We are urging anyone who recognises him to please contact police. If you are the man in the images, I would also urge you to get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information about the offence should call police on 0161 856 1460/2124/1983 quoting incident number 1013 of 29 September 2017.