Woman subjected to "shocking and traumatic" sexual assault in Royton Park

Date published: 22 February 2021

A 24-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted by two men in Royton Park in the early hours of Sunday.

Officers were called to the scene following a report that a woman had been attacked in the park, on Bleasdale Street in the town.

The woman was walking along Rochdale Road, in the direction of Rochdale and was passed several times by two males in a red van.

Shortly afterwards, the woman was sexually assaulted by two unknown men in Royton Park.

Police believe the men in the van are linked to the assault.

No arrests have been made at this time, though extensive enquiries are ongoing.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and speak with police.

Detective Sergeant Zahid Latif of GMP’s Oldham district, said: “This was a shocking and traumatic ordeal and we are ensuring the victim is receiving all the necessary support that she needs.

“Our investigation is in its early stages but we’re urging anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed two males or a red van to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency.

“We understand the concern and worry events such as this can cause for the community and I want to ensure the public that we are doing all that we can to ensure those responsible are identified.”

Anyone with information or concerns is asked to call police on 0161 856 8962 quoting log 132 of 21/02/21.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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