Police call for public’s assistance after 60-year-old woman sexually assaulted

The male, who was said to be in his 20s, approached the woman as she was out in the field walking her dog.

The public is being asked for assistance by Greater Manchester Police in finding the perpetrator of a sexual assault on a 60-year-old lady.

On Smallshaw Lane in Ashton-Under-Lyne, the incident occurred. A man approached the woman while she was walking her dog.

He was described as a male in his 20s, with a thin build, and standing between 5 feet 10 and 5 feet 11 in height.

According to the police, the attacker was dressed entirely in dark gear, with a hood covering his head and a snood covering his mouth and nose to obscure most of his face.

Police are currently investigating a variety of leads, but they are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the individual.

Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt stated: “Our specialist officers are supporting the victim at this time and we want to do all we can to locate the offender.”

“You will see officers out and about on foot over the next couple of days making enquires and offering reassurance to the community as we move forward with this investigation.”

“It is believed that another member of the public was in the field at the time of the assault. If you believe you are this person, please do get in touch as you may be able to help us with our investigation.”

“We appreciate that the description of the offender is very limited, however, we are hoping that someone may have witnessed this incident or may have information that can help us.”

“If you were out on that evening in the area of Smallshaw Lane in Ashton-Under-Lyne at around 16:30pm – or you have any CCTV footage or information regarding this incident – then please contact GMP on 0161 856 9262 quoting Log 1896 of 02/01/2023.”

“Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.”

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