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E-fit released after 12-year-old girl sexually assaulted in Sale
3:59pm Thursday 5th April 2012 in News
DETECTIVES investigating a sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in Sale have released an e-fit of the suspect.
The girl had been playing with her friend by a stream near Norris Road.
When they walked to a nearby field, a boy in his mid-teens on a mountain bike started to circle around them.
The girls tried to speed walk to get away from him but the teenager grabbed one of them and sexually assaulted her.
Her friend managed to help pull her away and the pair ran off and raised the alarm.
The boy followed them for a short time but the victims managed to get away from him.
He was described as being white, between 16 and 17-years-old and of slim build. He had dark hair and a spotty face.
He was wearing a plain black hooded top, without a zip and black tracksuit bottoms with two stripes on each side.
The mountain bike was black without any logos.
The victim has now worked with detectives to help draw up an e-fit of the suspect.
Detective Constable Rachel Ostick said: “Our investigation will not stop until we find an offender who can be held to account for the distress that he has caused to the victim.
“We are grateful to her and her parents, however, for continuing to work with us.
“Specially-trained detectives have spent time with the victim to develop the e-fit, which she thinks gives an accurate picture of the offender.
“I know people in the area have been keen to help this investigation, and I now ask that anyone who may recognise boy calls us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at about 11.30am on March 11, is asked to call police on 0161 856 7674 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.