After two serious assaults in Hattersley, a man has been arrested. The victims who are a female in her late teens and an 18-year-old woman are currently receiving specialist care and support.
Officers were called to the scene that is near Mottram Road, Hyde in Tameside at around 9.10 pm on Saturday 1 May with the report of a disturbance. Enquires established that two female was sexually assaulted by a male at the scene.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and rape. He is still in custody for questioning. Officers thought that this is an isolated incident but additional police patrols will be in the area.
Detective Sergeant Alison Haxby of GMP’s Tameside district said: “This was a terrifying assault on two young females and I commend the bravery of the 18-year-old woman who was able to intervene and raise the alarm. Thankfully neither victim sustained serious injuries but both have been left incredibly shaken. Our thoughts are with them as they receive the care and support they need.”
“We currently have one male in custody for questioning but I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area around the time and witnessed either assault to come forward and assist police with our enquiries. Any information, no matter how small, could be of great assistance to our investigation.”