Major Street Manchester

Police are calling for witnesses after a teenage girl was robbed and held down and raped in Manchester’s gay village.

Canal Street in Manchester
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An 18-year-old woman was held down and raped by a man and two men in Manchester’s gay village on Wednesday (21st September) morning. The attack happened at 2:50AM in Major Street.

The victim was thrown to the ground and held down as one of the women robbed her – the victim was then raped by the man before the three assailants fled the scene.

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Detective Inspector Dave Moores said,

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“This was a horrendous attack on a young woman which has, understandably, left her extremely distressed.

“I would urge anybody who recognises the description of these three and thinks they may have seen them in the city centre area between 2am and 3am to please contact police immediately.”

The first woman, who helped held the victim down, is described as:
Approximately 18 years old
mixed race
scrawny build
had her hair tied in a ponytail
spoke with a local scent
The second woman, who committed the robbery, is described as:
In her early 20’s
mixed race
had her hair in a messy ponytail
spoke with a local accent
The man is described as:
In his early 20s
white
slim build
clean shaven face
wearing sports clothing
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1911 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.