'Good samaritan' raped woman after escorting her to her car

Date published: 04 October 2021

A man from Oldham has been charged with rape following an incident in Ashton.

Amir Sultani, 28, of Villa Road, Hathershaw has been remanded in custody and will appear at Tameside Magistrates Court today (Monday 4 October 2021)

Police received a report that on Saturday 11 September 2021, after leaving a pub on Old Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne, a woman was approached by a man who escorted her to a vehicle. She was then subsequently raped.

She is being supported by specially trained officers and detectives are investigating the case.

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, you are encouraged not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated
response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.

Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email help@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk

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