Police release E-fit of man following attempt rape in Droylsden

Date published: 17 November 2021

Detectives have released an E-fit image of a man they would like to speak to following an attempted sexual assault in Droylsden on Sunday afternoon (14 November).

The woman was attacked as she walked through a wooded area of Sunnybank Vale in Droylsden just before 3pm.

The young woman - who is in her late teens - fought back and the male subsequently fled the scene.

Officers have now released an E-fit image of a man they would like to speak to.

The man is described as white, approximately 5'10" tall, aged in his 20s, skinny build, brown eyes, brown hair which was cut in a faded style, distinctive teeth, crooked nose, prominent cheek bones.

He is believed to have been wearing a full dark blue Nike tracksuit and black shoes at the time of the incident.

The male is believed to have approached from the direction of Droylsden Academy playing fields and made off on foot, initially towards the top end of the vale, heading away from the school.

Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have yet been made.

Detective Sergeant Alison Haxby of GMP's Tameside district said "This was a terrifying incident, and although the victim bravely fought back and managed to escape, she has been left extremely shaken and continues to be supported by officers.

"I understand that news of this incident will leave members of the public and local residents concerned and I would like to reassure them that we are taking this report extremely seriously.

"We have a dedicated team of officers assigned to this case and we have increased patrols in the area.

"I would urge members of the public to be vigilant when in this area and report anything suspicious immediately to police.

"Anyone who may have any information - including dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage from the area around the time of the incident - should please contact police."

Information should be passed to police at Ashton-under-Lyne CID on 0161 856 9262.

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