Manchester

Manchester street assault: Woman faces death and rape threats

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Image caption The woman was attacked on Mirabel Street during rush hour, police said

A woman was assaulted and subjected to rape and death threats in a "horrific and disturbing" attack during rush hour in Manchester, police have said.

A man grabbed the 25-year-old by the throat and pushed her against a wall on Mirabel Street at about 08:40 BST on 23 October, a spokeswoman said.

She said the man repeatedly threatened to rape and kill the woman, but ran off when two passers-by disturbed him.

Det Con Terry Macmillan said the woman had been "traumatised" by the attack.

The man was described as Asian, aged about 27, tall and of medium build, with large eyes, black shaven hair and stubble.

He was said to be wearing a silver and blue watch, a black hooded jacket and black gloves with a white tick on the back.

Police have asked the two people who disturbed the attack, along with any other witnesses, to get in touch.

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