Manhunt after sex attack

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POLICE are hunting a vicious sex attacker who struck a Wigan woman on the back of the head and dragged her down a dirt track.

The brave 36-year-old fought back and cut the face of her assailant causing him to flee but police are urging women to take sensible precautions until the man is caught.

The attack took place by the side of Spring View Cricket Club near to Platt Bridge in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, June 2).

The offender is described as being white, 5ft 8in tall, in his early 20s, with short fair hair and of a thin or lanky build.

Officers are appealing to anyone who might have seen a man with a cut on the left side of his face and who matches the description to call Wigan CID immediately on 0161 856 7149 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.