Manchester

Man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting 83-year-old woman

A man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman at her home in south Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police said the 40-year-old man had befriended the victim over a number of weeks and assaulted her during a visit on 13 January.

After the attack at about 12:00 GMT, the woman tried to escape by agreeing to walk with him and her two dogs in Alexandra Park in Moss Side.

The arrested man remains in police custody for questioning.