Manchester

Woman bites 'dangerous' attacker in Sale

Efit attacker
Image caption The man pursued his victim after she got off a bus in the early hours

A man who attacked a woman as she walked home in Greater Manchester has been described as "very dangerous" by police.

Detectives said they were determined to "take him off the streets" after he dragged a woman into bushes in Sale.

The attack took place on Hope Road on 24 April at 0300 GMT after the woman got off a bus.

After she was pulled to the floor the victim managed to fight the man off by biting his hand.

'Fought off'

Det Con Aiden Kennedy said: "This man is clearly very dangerous and I want to reassure the victim and wider community that we are determined to take him off the streets.

"I must pay tribute to the victim who bravely fought him off, even biting him on the hand.

"This is an extremely serious attack on a lone woman and this man must not be allowed to target anyone else."

The attacker, who followed the woman and called out to her before grabbing her and putting his hand over her mouth, ran off towards Northenden Road.

An efit of the man has been created using a description given by the victim.

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