Detectives have released images of a man they want to speak to after a serious sex assault in Oldham.
Police were called to Cornwall Street in Chadderton on Wednesday 8 September at 2.50pm to to reports that a 21-year-old woman had been followed.
She was then sexually assaulted, GMP said.
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The victim is understood to have fought the man off, before running to safety.
She wasn’t seriously injured during the attack, and is now being supported by specially trained officers.
Investigating detectives have now released two images of a man they wish to speak to in connection to the incident.
They have asked the public not to approach the man, but to dial 999 if they see someone matching his description.
Police are also appealing for anyone with information to contact Oldham CID.
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 prior.
“The victim has then fought off the man before running to safety.
“His clothing is quite distinctive so we believe someone in the area must know him.
“Fortunately, there have not been any reports of similar incidents in the area.”
Any information should be passed to Oldham CID on 0161 856 8926 quoting incident 1845-08/09/2021.
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.