No arrests two weeks after woman gang raped in 'sickening' Manchester park attack

Rebecca Speare-Cole
·2 min read
A police officer at the scene of an alleged gang rape at Kirkup Gardens, Wythenshawe, Manchester. (Reach)
A police officer at the scene of an alleged gang rape at Kirkup Gardens, Wythenshawe, Manchester. (Reach)

Police have yet to make any arrests after a woman was allegedly gang raped by a group of men in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to reports of a rape in Wythenshaw shortly after 12:30am on 20 April, in what officers said was a "truly horrendous incident".

But two weeks later police have not arrested any suspects, saying "extensive enquiries are ongoing".

In an earlier statement, GMP said initial enquiries suggested a woman in her 20s was attacked in Kirkup Gardens in south Manchester.

Officers searched the scene for evidence before launching an appeal to anyone with information. 

At the time, chief inspector Cara Charlesworth, of GMP's City of Manchester South Division, said: "A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers.

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"At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening attack and our officers are working tirelessly to identify those responsible.

"I appreciate it was the middle of the night and there won't have been many witnesses to this attack, but if anyone has any information then I implore you to get in touch as every bit of detail at this stage has the potential to be crucial." 

GMP told Yahoo News on Tuesday: "Extensive enquiries are ongoing but there is no further update at this stage."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6063 quoting incident 73 of 20/04/2021 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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