Police are appealing for witnesses after three lone women in different parts of Trafford were approached and propositioned by a man.
Officers were first aware after a report was received at around 10pm on n Park Road in Timperley, where a 38-year-old women had been walking alone, she was approached by a man on a bicycle who then blocked her path, he then asked her if she wanted to go somewhere with him.
The male is described as White, late teens to mid 20’s, slim build, between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall and wearing a brown coat with a grey hoodie, blue jeans, riding a BMX / Mountain bike.
The women attempted to leave, but the man followed her before he fled in the direction of Washaway Rod A56.
Another women aged 29 was jogging at around 11pm that same evening on Harboro Road when a man approached her and blocked her path, he made the same comment, the women was distressed by this and sought help from a nearby house and called the police.
Shortly after this incident at around 11.20pm a man approached a 17-year-old girl on Ashton Lane at the junction of Church Lane and inappropriately propositioned her.
She tried to leave but he pulled at her rucksack and clothes, she managed to escape and the offender fled.
Police believe the same man was responsible for all three incidents and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Carl Gilbert of GMP’s Trafford Borough said: “The victims were left extremely scared and distressed after being targeted by, who we believe is the same man.
“People will be understandably concerned and I assure you that we have a dedicated team of detectives working to catch the offender and extra officers in the area.
“Everyone has the right to go about their daily lives without the fear of being targeted and help and support will always be there for people who want to come forward and report offences.”
If you have any concerns at all or want to speak to someone to pass on information you can contact police on 0161 856 4081, 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.