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UPDATED: Male arrested after a woman was raped in Manchester City Centre at the weekend

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man after a woman was raped in Manchester City Centre.

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Police were called to reports of a rape at a property on a road off Sackville Street at around 2am on September 23.

The 18-year-old was walking home with friends following a night out in the city centre when an unknown man is believed to have joined the group.

The group continued walking to the property and once inside the man raped her at around 2am.

Enquiries are ongoing and detectives are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Nick Gibson, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “We are doing everything we can to find the man responsible and are supporting the young woman at this incredibly distressing time.

“Although we believe this to be an isolated incident, we are taking this very seriously and you will see extra officers around the area over the coming days.

“We immediately launched an investigation and have been following several lines of enquiry throughout the course of the day including trawling through CCTV footage and door to door enquiries.

“If you recognise the description of the man or have any information that could assist our enquiries, no matter how small it may seem, please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 8564409 quoting incident number 861 of 23/09/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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