Girl, 12, raped in Levenshulme: E-fit of wanted man released

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image captionThe girl reported the attack to police on 30 December

Police investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with the attack.

The victim was grabbed from behind while walking in Chapel Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, between 16:00 and 16:30 GMT on 22 November.

The balaclava-clad man, who was over 6ft (1.8m) tall, ran off in the direction of Stockport Road.

The girl reported the attack to police on 30 December.

'Horrendous incident'

Police said the suspect was wearing dark clothing and a woollen balaclava.

Det Insp Dave Moores of Greater Manchester Police said: "We have carried out extensive inquiries since this incident was first reported to us and now have an e-fit of a man we want to speak to as part of our investigation.

"I know this has caused a lot of concern, and understandably so, but I want to assure everybody that we are putting significant effort and resources into finding the offender.

"We have a team of specially trained detectives investigating the case and are continuing to provide the victim of this horrendous incident with support."

He added there had been increased patrols from officers in the area to reassure residents.

He urged anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

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