POLICE have released an e-fit of a man after a woman was sexually assaulted in daylight near a primary school in Stretford.

The attack happened between 9.30am and 10am on Sunday, July 29 as the victim walked past flats at the end of Broseley Road, near St Hilda’s Primary School.

The woman, in her 20s, was punched by the man from behind. He then sexually assaulted her as she lay on the ground in the street.

He then pursued the woman as she tried to escape and hit her with a glass bottle, before fleeing. The attack left the woman with a two-inch cut to her head.

The man is described as black with a dark complexion, slim to medium build, between 5ft 11ins and 6ft tall.

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He had a shaved head with the shaved hair slightly longer on top and a distinctive, full sleeve tattoo down the length of his left arm, finishing at the wrist.

He was wearing a two-colour navy stripped polo shirt, light denim jeans, black trainers and was wearing a silver-coloured ring with red and green diamantes in. He also had a beauty spot on the right hand side of his chin.

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The cul-de-sac street in Stretford where the attack happened in broad daylight.

Detective Constable Jane Naylor of GMP’s Trafford Division said: “This was a shocking, brutal attack which occurred in broad daylight in a built-up residential area.

“Thanks to the brave testimony of the woman, we have a good description of the offender and are confident that people will have seen this man in the area at the time.

Contact police on 0161 856 4081 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.