Wooded area in Sale: pic Darren Marsden

Shortly after 1.30am this morning (Tuesday 8 December 2020) police were called to reports that a 20-year-old woman had been raped in woodland on Woodhouse Lane, Sale.

We first reported an incident had happened earlier in the day where we saw police looking for something on the bit of woodland between Woodhouse Lane and Cherry Lane, the scene was taped off.

Police are now investigating.

The wooded area is popular with local people as it is a cut through. it also forms part of the trail that runs towards a small bridge over Sinderland Brook heading out towards Broadheath.

Police are to offer a statement soon and once we have it, we will add it to this article.