Police Increase Patrols After A Teenager Was Raped In Manchester Park

Two offenders have been described

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Greater Manchester Police said they have increased patrols after a teenager was raped in a Manchester Park.

At around 12.30am on Monday 9 July, police were called to report that a teenage girl had been raped in Crowcroft Park, Levenshulme.

After 11.30pm on Sunday night, the teenager had crossed the park from Stockport Road on her way home, when she was raped.

A scene was established in Crowcroft Park while officers carried out initial enquiries.

One of the offenders is described as an Asian male, in his thirties, with a short black beard and dark hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with black shorts and a black body warmer, carrying a dark bag, police said.

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The other offender is described as an Asian male, around 35, with a long black beard and black hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt with dark blue long shorts and Nike trainers.

Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “While people will be concerned that this has happened to a young teenager in their community, I’d stress we are doing all we can to find the people responsible.

“The teenager is being looked after by specially trained officers while our door-to-door and CCTV enquiries continue.

“You will see increased officers in the park and around the area, they are there for you and I’d encourage you to speak to them if you saw two men acting suspiciously on Sunday night.

“Also, if you were in the area that night and saw anything that could help with our investigation, please get in touch with our local team on 0161 856 4409.”

Anyone with information can also make a report anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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