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Police want to speak to a man about a series of sexual offences on trams in Manchester

Police investigating a series of sexual offences on trams in Manchester have released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to.

 

The sexual assaults:

  • At 6.25pm on Thursday 31 October 2019, a 16-year-old girl reported that she’d been sexually assaulted on a tram between Piccadilly Gardens and Cornbrook.
  • At 3.20pm on Friday 15 November 2019, a 12-year-old girl reported that she’d been sexually assaulted on a tram between Piccadilly Gardens and Altrincham.
  • At 6.40pm Friday 15 Novermber, another young girl reported that she’d witnessed a man behaving inappropriately on a tram between Market Street and Old Trafford.

Sergeant Nick Bamber, of GMP’s Transport Unit, said:

“We are committed to making Greater Manchester’s transport network safe so we treat reports of this nature very seriously.

“These incidents happened more than a month ago and, although we are not aware of any further reports, our investigation is ongoing and we would like to speak with the man shown in the CCTV.

“Due to the locations and times of these offences, we believe there will be people who can assist us with our enquiries and we’d like to encourage them to contact us as soon as possible”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 3115 quoting 1005 20/11/19.

Alternatively, the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500.

 

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