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Girl, 18, held down while being robbed and raped in Manchester’s Gay Village

Girl, 18, held down while being robbed and raped in Manchester’s Gay Village

Rape and robbery happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning

A teenager was held down and raped after being robbed by a man and two women in Manchester’s Gay Village.

The 18-year-old victim was thrown to the ground in Major Street, a side-street around the corner from many of the city’s LGBTI bars.

The man and one of the women held her down while the second woman robbed her.

The man then raped the teen before the three fled the scene.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the attack.

The rape and robbery happened around 2.50am on 21 September.

Detective Inspector Dave Moores said: ‘This was a horrendous attack on a young woman which has, understandably, left her extremely distressed.

‘I would urge anybody who recognizes the description of these three and thinks they may have seen them in the city center area between 2am and 3am to please contact police immediately.’

The first woman, who helped held the victim down, is described as:

Approximately 18 years old
mixed race
scrawny build
had her hair tied in a ponytail
spoke with a local accent

The second woman, who committed the robbery, is described as:

In her early 20’s
mixed race
had her hair in a messy ponytail
spoke with a local accent

The man is described as:

In his early 20s
white
slim build
clean shaven face
wearing sports clothing

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1911 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.