Manchester

Rapist attacks girl, 15, in Oldham

A teenage girl has been raped in Oldham after being forced down an alleyway by her attacker.

Police said a man grabbed the 15-year-old by the throat as she walked along Victoria Street, Chadderton at 2140 BST on Saturday.

After the man fled, the girl returned home and told her mother who called police.

Detectives said it had been a "horrific experience for the victim", who has spoken to specially trained officers.

The rapist is described as a bearded Asian man in his early 40s, of a slim but muscular build.

He had short shaved dark hair and was wearing dark clothing and boots.

Police have urged witnesses to contact them.

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