A man launched sex assaults on ten women in the space of just an hour sparking an urgent police probe
The attacks are reported to have happened within close distance to one another during a frantic period yesterday afternoon.
Greater Manchester Police revealed about 10 women reported being attacked between 1.55pm and 2.50pm, on Deansgate, St John’s Street, Byron Street, Peter Street and Deansgate Locks.
The suspect was described by police as a muscular black man with short black hair, wearing a grey hoodie and black jeans and carrying a black jacket.
Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the assaults, or a man fitting the description above, to contact police.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Det Con Paul Wilde of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “A man has preyed on women in the city centre, conducting a tirade of sexual assaults and this will not be tolerated.
“I’m appealing to anyone who may have witnessed a sexual assault at any of these locations today or anyone who saw a man fitting the description to get in contact.
Help and support is there for people who want to come forward and report sexual offences or speak to someone about the concerns they may have.”
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in connection with the incidents and remains in police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6075 or 101 quoting reference number 1195 of 07/10/16 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Anyone who is the victim of a sexual assault can call GMP on 101, or refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.