Little Lever: Teenage girl sexually assaulted by man in balaclava

Greater Manchester Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Bolton.

The assault took place on February 1 at around 10am on Park Road in Little Lever, where she was approached by an unknown man who sexually assaulted her.

The suspect has been described as a white man, around 6ft 1inch tall and with grey/blue eyes with wrinkles around them giving the impression that he was an older man with wrinkly skin.

He was wearing a white short sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a black balaclava.

Read more: Horror as takeaway driver attacked on estate which is fast becoming a no-go area

Detective Sergeant Dominic Beaver of Bolton CID said: “This is a very concerning attack on a young girl and I would like to assure the local community that the investigation team is working at pace to locate the offender.

“Specialist officers are supporting the victim at this time and whilst we are following up a number of leads we are now also appealing to the public for help in identifying this man.

“We are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have been in the area of Park Road or “the avenues” at approximately 10am on 1 February 2023 – or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage relating to this incident.”

Anyone who has any information to aid the investigation should call 0161 856 5757 quoting incident number 3196 of 5/2/2023.

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.

The estate where the assault took place has seen issues previously, with a takeaway driver being attacked there.

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