Police are hunting for a man after a 22 year old women was raped in the City Centre early yesterday morning.

The woman was walking along Liverpool Road around 6.30 and onto Water Street when she was approached by a man as she walked under a railway bridge. 

The man grabbed the her as she walked past him and then raped her.  She managed to fight him off and he ran away.

The woman flagged down an unknown taxi driver down who also drove around looking for the man, but unfortunately he did not find him.

The man was last seen walking up Liverpool Road before Police were called.

Investigating officers are now hoping that the public can help identify the man or provide information which can help with enquiries.

Police would also like to hear from the taxi driver who originally helped the woman after the attack.

The man is described as black, mid-to-late 20s, around 5ft 10, of slim build with shoulder length dreadlocks – his hair is further described as parted far on one side and swept over his head. It is believed he was wearing a thick black waist length coat, dark grey jogging bottoms and a dark top underneath.

It is believed the man had a French accent.

Detective Inspector Jen Tattersall from GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “This was a terrifying attack on a young woman by a complete stranger.

“We have a good description of the man and are hoping someone will recognise him and get in touch.  We are also keen to speak to the taxi driver who saw the victim after the incident occurred.

“The woman is being supported through this difficult time by our specialist officers. I would like to commend her for her bravery so far.

“Our officers are doing everything they can to find the person responsible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police on 0161 856 64409, alternatively call Police on 101 quoting the reference number 610 of 13/01/18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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