Manchester

Missing man wanted over Rochdale sex assault found

Joshua Thompson
Image caption Joshua Thompson went missing from Prestwich Hospital on 27 December

A missing mental health patient wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Greater Manchester has been found, police confirmed.

Joshua Thompson, 22, went missing from Prestwich Hospital, where he was admitted as a patient, on 27 December.

Police said they wanted to speak to him about an assault on a 19-year-old woman at a flat on Milnrow Road, Rochdale, later on 27 December.

He has been detained under the mental health act, officers said.

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