Manchester

Old Trafford woman raped at knifepoint by intruder

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Image caption The 22-year-old woman was attacked by a man who she did not know at her home in Old Trafford

A woman has been raped at knifepoint by a man who broke into her home in Greater Manchester.

Police said the 22-year-old woman was at home in Old Trafford when a stranger forced his way in carrying a knife at about 19:30 GMT on Saturday.

He held the knife to her face and ordered her to hand over any money she had before raping her.

The offender is described as white, in his 20s or 30s, and of medium build with dark hair.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a dark hooded top or coat with dark-coloured bottoms.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating and Det Insp Carl Gilbert asked anybody who may have seen anything suspicious around the time of this "brutal and terrifying" attack to contact police.

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