Detectives investigating a rape in Manchester City Centre have today made an arrest.
Today (Friday 18 January 2019), officers from GMP’s City of Manchester Division attended an address in Hulme and arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of rape.
He remains in custody for questioning.
The arrest is in relation to an incident that took place at around 6:30am on Sunday 13 January 2019.
A 22-year-old woman was walking along Liverpool Road and onto Water Street when she was approached by a man as she walked under a railway bridge.
The man grabbed her as she walked past before raping her. She managed to fight him off and run away before flagging down a taxi driver who helped her.
The victim is being provided with support from specially trained officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Terry Crompton, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “We know this incident has caused a lot of concern amongst local residents and people who visit the city but I hope this arrest will reassure them that we are treating this with the utmost seriousness and our investigation is progressing.
“Since the incident took place, we have been inundated with messages from the public passing on information and seeking to help. I want to thank those people for their support as we continue our investigation.
“I would also like to continue to urge anybody with information that they believe can assist us to please contact police.”
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 64409, quoting incident number 610 of 13/01/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111