Manchester

Woman sexually attacked behind Wigan Athletic stadium

A woman has been sexually assaulted as she walked home from a night out near the Wigan Athletic Football Club ground.

The 40-year-old was attacked on Stadium Way behind the DW Stadium on Wednesday at about 22:30 BST after spending the evening in a pub on Wallgate.

Police said she had been grabbed from behind, sexually assaulted and left lying on the ground.

Detectives want to speak to a cyclist who rode past as she cried for help.

Det Sgt Graham Clare said: "This woman has suffered a horrible attack and, as well as ensuring she has all the emotional and medical support she needs, we want to catch her attacker.

"We would be particularly keen to speak to the passerby who the victim tried to catch the attention of.

"You weren't to know why she was trying to stop you and you're not in any trouble, please come forward as you might have vital information that could help our inquiries."

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