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Police release new CCTV image of man in connection with serious sexual assault

Detectives have released a new CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to a serious sexual assault in Chadderton.

Police were called to Cornwall Street on Wednesday 8 September at 2.50pm to reports that a 21-year-old woman had been followed and then assaulted.

Although understandably shaken up, the woman wasn't seriously injured and is being supported by specialist officers from Oldham CID.

Greater Manchester Police believe the attack was an isolated incident.

The new image (pictured) shows a man walking in the Chadderton area before the attack took place. 

Detective Inspector Andrew Fink, of Oldham CID, said: "This was a really disturbing incident where the offender has targeted and followed the victim through the streets of Chadderton and then physically assaulted her.

"Fortunately, there have not been any reports of similar incidents in the area.

"We would ask anyone who recognises the man to contact us but if anyone sees him, please don't approach him but dial 999."

Any information should be passed to Oldham CID on 0161 856 8999 quoting incident 1845 of 08/09/2021.

Details can also be reported online or by using the Live Chat function at www.gmp.police.uk or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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