Girl, 17, is attacked by two men and raped as she walks her dog in nature reserve
- The girl, 17, was walking her dog last night when she was approached by two men
- One took the dog from her before the other pushed her down and raped her
- The attack took place at Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley, north Manchester
A teenage girl was attacked by two men and raped as she walked her dog in north Manchester last night, with police launching an investigation.
The 17-year-old was reportedly approached by two men at Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley, before being pushed to the ground and assaulted.
Officers were called to the scene just after 9.30pm last night.
She had left her home at around 7pm, and was walking her dog when she was ambushed by two men. One of the men took the dog from her, while the other pushed her to the ground and raped her, police said.
Following the terrifying attack, the girl was able to take her dog back and run from the scene.
She alerted two other women in the park, who contacted police.
An investigation has been launched after a girl was raped while walking her dog in north Manchester last night
She had left her home at around 7pm, and was walking her dog when she was ambushed by two men. One of the men took the dog from her, while the other pushed her to the ground and raped her, police said
The two men are described as; a black male with braided hair, around 5ft 8″ aged between 20 and 30 with an African accent, wearing a dark coloured puffer jacket with royal blue sleeves, dark jeans with a belt and dark trainers with bubbles in the sole.
A bald white male, aged between 20 and 30, with a short beard and a Manchester accent, wearing a white long sleeved t-shirt with a v-neck, dark coloured jeans with white trainers.
Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone walking in the area at the time to come forward.
Patrols have also been stepped up in the community to reassure residents.
Detective Inspector Louise Edwards of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “We understand the distress that incidents such as this can cause for the community, and I want to reassure the public that we have launched a full investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened, and ensure the people responsible for this horrendous act are identified.
“We are carefully examining the scene, and will increase our police presence in the area, so if anyone has any concerns, they can approach our officers directly.
“I want to also appeal to anyone who may have been walking in the area at the time, to come forward and speak with police. Any information, no matter how small, could be vital to our investigation.”