At around 5.20am on Saturday 17 September 2022, officers on foot patrol in the town centre were approached by a woman in distress who reported a serious sexual offence.
Several lines of enquiry are being followed and officers would like to speak to the three males in the image who were captured on CCTV on Bradshawgate.
Detective Inspector Stuart Woodhead, of GMP Bolton’s CID, said: “We are thankful that this woman felt able to approach officers and quickly access specialist support whilst initial enquiries were completed. We are continuing to work with her and gather essential evidence.
“Since this report came in, we have carried out extensive enquiries in and around Bolton town centre and are now in a position to release this image and appeal for help to identify those within it.
“Greater Manchester Police is running a dedicated operation which polices the night time economy in our city and town centres, including Bolton. This will continue in the coming days and weeks. Anyone with concerns should approach officers or our force contact centre.”
Anyone with information should contact detectives via 0161 856 5757 quoting 598 17/09/22. Information can also be shared, anonymously, via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.