A 22 year old man has been attacked and raped in Bolton in the early hours of this morning police have reported

The victim was approached by a man near Nelson Square who walked with him to Back Mawdsley Street where he proceeded to rape the victim around 2.30am this morning

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Sergeant Dominic Beaver, of GMP’s Bolton division, said: “This is a shocking and horrific incident and the victim is currently receiving support from specialist officers.

“We are following all lines of enquiry to identify the individual responsible and ensure he is brought to justice. We have increased patrols in the area whilst our enquiries are ongoing.

“If anyone was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious or has any information about this rape, please do not hesitate to contact police as soon as possible.”


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