DETECTIVES are still hunting two men who launched a vicious sex assault on a lone woman.
Today they appealed to the public to help them catch the two men who attacked the 21-year-old victim as she was walking along a pathway near to Tan House Drive, Winstanley, between midnight and 12.30am on Sunday, July 24.
She was approached from behind, then one of the men grabbed her bag and using the straps, forced her to the floor. She was held to the ground before she was sexually assaulted.
A car horn was sounded before the men made their escape in the vehicle, taking the woman’s handbag. It is thought that the sound of the horn frightened the men away.
The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, agreed to speak to the Evening Post to urge people to come forward with information in a bid to to prevent future attacks.
She said: “If anyone knows who these people are, they should come forward. They might do this again and hurt other innocent people.”
One of the men is described as being white, in his mid 30s, of medium build, had short, spiky hair that was gelled and had a beard. He was wearing a dark hooded top and tracksuit pants.
The victim was unable to catch sight of the other attacker. DC Rachel Forsythe, from Wigan CID, said: “Clearly the victim has been left shocked by her ordeal and we are determined to find those responsible for this terrible crime.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen something or heard the beeping of the car horn between midnight and 12.30am on Sunday, July 24, to contact us.
You may hold vital information which would enable us to catch these men.”
Anyone with information about the incident should phone police on 0161 856 7149 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.