Pensioner 'sexually assaulted in broad daylight' in Salford park

Peel Park in Salford
Image caption Police said the man had "made off towards the Maxwell building at Salford University"

A 75-year-old woman has been "sexually assaulted in broad daylight" while sitting on a bench in a Salford park, police have said.

Her attacker asked if he could "practice his English with her" in Peel Park at around 14:00 BST on Thursday.

He then asked her sexual questions and "kissed her and touched her inappropriately", before running off.

Det Con Lucy Pearson said he "took advantage of kindness and sexually assaulted an elderly woman".

The man was described by police as being in his mid 20s and of average build, with a middle eastern accent.

He was wearing a black sweatshirt with a yellow logo on the left sleeve, black trousers, black shoes, black rimmed glasses and was carrying a pink A4 folder.

Ms Pearson said there were "a number of people in the park due to the recent good weather" who may have witnessed the attack.

She added that the man had "made off towards the Maxwell building at Salford University".

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