Police launch hunt for predator who pretended to be a taxi driver before dragging a woman into bushes in attempted sexual assault
- A man pretended to be a taxi driver and dragged a woman into bushes last night
- The victim was able to escape and find passers-by who helped raise the alarm
- Manchester police are looking for a man in his 30s after the ‘horrific’ attack
Police are hunting for a man who pretended to be a taxi driver and tried to pull a woman into some bushes in a ‘horrific’ attack.
The victim had followed the man before he attacked her, she was able to escape the attempted sexual assault and raise the alarm with passers-by last night.
The man was seen running away from Platt Fields Park in Manchester towards Yew Tree Road.
A hunt is under way for a man who pretended to be a taxi driver before trying to attack a woman in Platt Fields Park (pictured) in Manchester
Police were called just before 11.15pm and enquiries are on-going to trace him.
Officers are keen to speak to is described as an Asian male, in his 30s, with short, dark cropped hair and short, dark full beard wearing a black coat.
Detective Chief Inspector Anthony Norman, from GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: ‘This was a horrific attack on a woman who thankfully managed to raise the alarm but has been left extremely shook up and is receiving the support she needs.’
The predator was seen running from the park towards Yew Tree Road (pictured)
He continued: ‘No woman should have such an incident happen to them and all women should feel safe which is why violence against women and girls is one of GMP’s top priorities.
‘A team of detectives are currently pursuing all immediate lines of enquiry and we’re now appealing to the public to come forward with any information that may assist us.’
If you have any information about the incident or the male described, you can report it by 0161 856 6051 or report it online or via www.gmp.police.uk.