City centre rape - police appeal

POLICE are asking a man to help them with their inquiries following a rape in Manchester city centre.

In the early hours of Monday 9 February 2015, a 20-year-old woman was out with friends in the city centre when she started talking to a man.

They agreed, along with her friends, to go back to a flat in the student village to carry on drinking.

Once her friends had gone to bed, the woman was raped.

Now police are eager to speak to a man who may have information as to what happened.

Detective Constable Sophie Swift said: ⿿We have been investigating this case for over a month and unfortunately our lines of enquiry have come back with no answers. I am keen to speak to the man in the image and would ask him to get in contact with us as soon as possible. I would also urge anyone who may recognise him or know him to call police.⿝

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 2262 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.