Police are seeking two men in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old boy in a UK city centre toilet.
Greater Manchester Police have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify in relation to the attack, which took place on June 2.
A team of officers have been working with the victim to build up a picture of what happened and have been waiting for forensic results before deciding to issue an appeal.
Describing the incident, Greater Manchester Police believe that the teen victim was approached by two men – one Asian, one white – who stared at him in the toilets of the Arndale centre at around 5.45pm.
One of them said to him: ‘Come with us, do what we say and if you try to run we’ll get you.’
He then grabbed him by the arm and led him out of the Arndale centre, taking him to a nearby Debenhams department store.
He was then taken by the lift upstairs and marched to a toilet where he was raped by the Asian man.
Detective Sergeant Liam Boden, of North Manchester CID, said: ‘This young victim has been absolutely devastated by what happened to him.
‘As a result we have ensured that he has been supported by officers who are trained in dealing with victims under this type of terrible circumstances.
‘What makes this incident doubly shocking is that he was marched across a busy part of the city centre during the late afternoon on Saturday.
‘However, this means I am confident that shoppers may have seen the offenders either before or after the incident.
‘I want people to take a good look at the men in these images and tell me who they are.’