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Police want to speak to this man in relation to an alleged rape on a path near Armoury Bank, Ashton

Police want to speak to this man in relation to an alleged rape on a path near Armoury Bank, Ashton

  • by Lucy Hilton
 

POLICE are appealing for witnesses in connection with a rape in Wigan.

In the early hours of Sunday, March 23, a 32-year-old woman was at Jacks and Queens Night Club in Ashton.

At around 2am she went outside for a cigarette when she was approached by a male who asked her to walk with him.

They were then joined by a second man before she was led to a path near to Armoury Bank where the incident took place.

The female then walked back to the nightclub where she was assisted by a woman who helped her into a taxi.

The victim has reported an incident, which the police are treating as rape.

One of the men is described as being white, 6ft 4in tall, mid to late 20s, slim build with dark hair.

He was wearing jeans, a “hoody” that was worn underneath a jacket and dark coloured trainers with a light sole.

The other man is described as being white and was wearing a waist length jacket and woollen hat.

Detective Sergeant Joanne Reid of Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: “I would ask anyone who may recognise the descriptions of the men to contact the police as soon as possible.

“Our enquiries into this are on-going and we continue to offer support to the victim, who is understandably deeply upset by what happened.”

Police are appealing to anyone who was at Jacks and Queens nightclub that night and may have seen the two men with the woman to contact police.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 1812 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 
 
 

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