Woman Raped by Armed intruder in Trafford

Police are investigating after a woman was raped in Old Trafford.

At around 7:30pm on Saturday 12 November 2016, a 22-year-old woman was at her home in Old Trafford when an unknown man forced his way in carrying a knife.

He held the knife to the woman’s face and ordered her to hand over any money she had. He then raped her at knifepoint.

The man left the address sometime later and police were called.

The offender is described as white, aged somewhere in his 20’s to 30’s and of medium build with dark hair. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a dark hooded top or coat with dark coloured bottoms.

Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert of GMP’s Trafford borough said: “This is an absolutely shocking incident and one that is sure to cause much concern to anybody who hears about what has happened. We have increased patrols to provide reassurance to the local community and carry out further enquiries.

“This man forced his way into the address and subjected his victim to a brutal and terrifying rape. We have a team of specially trained officers working to investigate and providing her with support at this difficult time.

“The attacker was completely unknown to the woman and I would ask the people of Old Trafford to please contact the investigation team if they believe they may have seen anything suspicious yesterday evening or in the hours following the rape.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 7655 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.