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Oldham man charged after woman raped in Ashton

A 28-year-old man from Oldham has been charged with raping a woman in Ashton. 

Amir Sultani, of Villa Road, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Tameside Magistrates' Court on Monday (4 October). 

It relates to a report that police received on Saturday 11 September that, after leaving a pub on Old Street in Ashton, a woman was approached by a man. 

He escorted her to a vehicle and she was subsequently raped. 

Police say the woman is being supported by specially trained officers and detectives are investigating the case.

Support available 

Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.

Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call 0161 273 4500 or email help@manchesterrapecrisis.co.uk

Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.

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