Man held after woman raped in Manchester home

A man has been arrested over the rape of a woman at knifepoint in her north Manchester home.

The woman woke in the bedroom of her home in Crumpsall at 0330 BST on Sunday to find a man standing over her brandishing a knife.

The man, a stranger, raped her and then left the house.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Crumpsall earlier on suspicion of rape, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police confirmed.

He said police had an increased presence in the area and residents had been urged to speak to officers about any concerns they had.

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