Man Charged After Woman Raped In City Centre

A man will appear in court after a woman was raped in the city centre.

Haiekel Miguel Dasilva Tchicalo (09/05/96) of Nancy Street, Manchester has been charged with rape and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 21 January 2019.

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At around 6:30am on Sunday 13 January 2019, a 22-year-old woman was walking along Liverpool Road and onto Water Street when she was approached by a man as she walked under a railway bridge.

The man grabbed her as she walked past before raping her. She managed to fight him off and a passing member of the public came to her assistance, and notified police as to what had happened. 

The victim is being provided with support from specially trained officers.

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