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Sex attacker strikes in Longsight

A MAN sexually assaulted a woman he tried to drag into a car in Longsight.

At about 8.30pm on Monday 16 November 2009, the 19-year-old victim was near the Tesco Express petrol station on Upper Brook Street, when she was approached by a man who asked her the time.

The man sexually assaulted the woman and tried to drag her into a silver car.

The victim struggled free and ran off.

During the assault the attacker was approached by a man and woman who asked him what he was doing.

He stated the victim was his girlfriend and that he was trying to speak to her.

The offender is described as Asian, about 5ft 5in tall, of medium build with black short hair.

Detective Constable Dave Ogden, of Longsight CID, said: “I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened, especially the man and woman who confronted the attacker, to contact police.

“The victim is understandably upset and we are doing everything we can to catch this man.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Longsight CID on 0161 856 1376, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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