The communities of Levenshulme and Burnage were out in strength in Cringle Park today to show solidarity against fear and violence following a reported rape.
The Lord Mayor, Carl Austin-Behan, who is also a Burnange councillor spoke of the need for solidarity and for people to not just use the park but speak to each other and make it a safe place for everyone. (pictured with his consort, Simon Austin-Behan).
There was also a police presence to reassure people and give advice.
We will not stand by and allow violence to happen unchallenged in our community. We will stand together. We will stand strong. We will stand against fear, violence and hatred.
The police report is available HERE
Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 824 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Read and view the ITV News report HERE
Read the Manchester Evening News report HERE
(photos, Jeremy Hoad)