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Woman raped in violent Manchester street attack

Cheetham Hill Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was attacked on Cheetham Hill Road at the junction with Chatley Street

A woman has been assaulted and raped in Manchester, prompting a police appeal for information.

The 51-year-old was punched in the face before being raped by a man in Cheetham Hill Road, close to HMP Manchester, shortly before 04:00 BST.

The attacker, who was driving a dark-coloured car, was described as in his 40s, of medium build, with dark hair and a full beard.

Greater Manchester Police urged anyone with information to come forward.

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