A 27 year old woman fought off an attempted rape in Rusholme in the early hours of this morning.
The woman was approached by a man riding a bicycle on a path leading from Aspinall Street to Hibbert Street.The man then attempted to rape her.
The woman fought off the man and was able to flag down a passing police patrol a short time later.
The offender is described as mixed-race, aged approximately 18-20 and was wearing a light grey hooded tracksuit top with the hood up and matching bottoms.
He was riding a dark-coloured mountain bike.
Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This woman has gone through a terrifying ordeal.
“She is being cared for by specialist officers as our enquiries continue.
“While this incident happened in the early hours, it was in a well-populated area and we have a good description of the offender.
“Were you in the area at the time? Perhaps you saw someone shortly before or after the time of the attack matching the description – perhaps in possession of a bicycle.
“Anyone with CCTV or dashcam or any information should contact police immediately.”