Manchester

Woman hit with roof slate and raped

pitch on Westend Street Image copyright Google
Image caption The woman was dragged on to an artificial sports pitch on Westend Street and assaulted

A woman was hit with a roof slate, dragged on to a sports pitch and raped.

The victim was walking on Westend Street in Oldham when she was approached by a man who grabbed and hit her, Greater Manchester Police said.

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, went to a nearby house for help following the attack at about 04:40 BST and was taken to hospital.

The offender is described as a slim, white man, in his early 20s, with brown hair and a Manchester accent.

He was wearing dark clothing with a hood pulled over his head.

Det Insp Ian Harratt said: "It's very distressing that a young woman has been attacked and raped in such a brutal way, we are doing everything we can to find the person responsible."

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