Police officers are investigating the rape of a woman who is in her 20s in the Withington area of Manchester. A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the rape at junction 28 of the westbound side of the M62 overnight.
After a report of a rape in a car on Marriot Street on 26 March 2021, police launched an investigation for the rape. Enquires established that a black Seat Ibiza car was on the scene that the car believed to be involved in the incident.
A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the rape. He is still in custody. The investigation continues.
Superintendent Richard Timson, of GMP’s City of Manchester South Division, said: “The arrest of a man overnight, with support from our policing partners in Humberside and West Yorkshire, is an important step forward in this investigation and our officers continue to work at pace to ensure the person responsible is brought to justice.”
“A car believed to be seen on CCTV footage we released last week was also recovered overnight, and we encourage anyone with any potential information or suspicions about a vehicle matching that description to contact police.”
Anyone who has information should call the police on 0161 856 6063 quoting incident 1019 of 26/03/2021. Details also can be shared anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.