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Gorton rape: Police release e-fit of suspect

E-fit of suspect
Image caption Police said the attacker had a distinctive line in his eyebrow

Police investigating the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Manchester have released an e-fit of the suspect.

The schoolgirl was dragged into bushes in a field between Longsight Road and Butterwick Close in Gorton between 1615 and 1630 BST on 16 May.

Her attacker raped her and then ran off. The girl went home and told her family what had happened.

The man was described as black, in his early 20s, 5ft 6 (1.6m) to 5ft 8 (1.7m), with short hair.

He had a shaved line in his left eyebrow and was wearing a grey track suit.

'Extremely brave'

Det Insp Paul Parker, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "It has been a month since this teenage girl was subjected to a traumatic ordeal and we are continuing to investigate every possible line of inquiry to identify and arrest the offender.

"The young girl has been extremely brave and given us quite a detailed description of the offender.

"We believe he has a line shaved into his left eyebrow which is quite distinctive, so I would urge people to look carefully at the e-fit and if they do recognise this man or have any information whatsoever then please do call us."

He said police had increased their presence in the area, providing reassurance so people could approach officers if they wanted to.

Mr Parker added: "Specially-trained officers are continuing to support the young girl and it is vital we find this man both for the community, and more specifically for the girl herself."

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