Officers are keen to speak to two men pictured on CCTV in connection with a rape in Levnshulme.
Shortly before 12pm on Monday, 14 November 2016, a 31-year-old woman was raped in Cringle Park, on Clare Road, whilst out walking.
An investigation was launched and following substantial enquiries by detectives they have now released CCTV images of two men they wish to speak to.
Through working closely with the victim a detailed description of the offender has also been obtained.
He is described as white with a slight tanned complexion, in his mid 30s, average weight, with broad shoulders. He is believed to have a long oval face, dark thick eyebrows with dark lines under his brown eyes. He had yellowing teeth and a large pointed nose with pimples on it.
Detective Inspector Dave Moores, from GMP’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit, said: “We believe from our work so far these men were in the area at the time of the attack and we need to speak to them.
“I know the images are not very clear but if someone does know either of these men you should be able to recognise them.
“I would appeal directly to the men to contact police or anyone who recognises them to also get in touch.
“I would like to praise the victim for her courage throughout this investigation and specially trained officers continue to offer their support to her.
“We know this incident raised concerns in the community and we continue to carry out patrols in the area.
“If you have any concerns or suspect something suspicious then please approach one of our officers or call police. We will always try and assist in any way they can.”
Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 1911, quoting incident number 824 of or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
– If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
– You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.
– St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.
– Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.