Manhunt as girl, 17, raped while walking her dog

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Police are making an appeal  (Greater Manchester Police)
Police are making an appeal (Greater Manchester Police)

A 17-year-old girl was raped while out walking her dog.

Officers were called just after 9:30pm on Sunday, August 22 to reports the victim had been attacked while walking her dog on Boggart Hole Clough, in Blackley.

Greater Manchester Police said she left her home in the Moston Lane area at around 7pm.

The teenager was walking with her dog from the duck pond towards the Charlestown Road exit when she was approached by two men.

One of the men took her dog from her while the other pushed her to the ground and assaulted her.

Following the attack, the victim was able to take back her dog and run from the scene.

She alerted two other women in the park who contacted the police.

The first man has been described as a black male with braided hair, around 5ft 8, aged between 20 and 30 with an African accent.

He was wearing a dark coloured puffer jacket with royal blue sleeves, dark jeans with a belt and dark trainers with bubbles on the sole.

The second man has been described as a bald white male, aged between 20 and 30, with a short beard and a Manchester accent.

He was wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt with a V-neck, dark coloured jeans with white trainers.

Detective Inspector Louise Edwards of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: "We understand the distress that incidents such as this can cause for the community, and I want to reassure the public that we have launched a full investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened and ensure the people responsible for this horrendous act are identified.

"We are carefully examining the scene, and will increase our police presence in the area, so if anyone has any concerns, they can approach our officers directly.

"I want to also appeal to anyone who may have been walking in the area at the time, to come forward and speak with police. Any information, no matter how small, could be vital to our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146 or via our live web chat at www.gmp.police.uk quoting incident 3089 of 22/08/21.

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