A woman was dragged into an alleyway and sexually attacked.
The woman, in her 20s, was able to escape and scream for help.
A dangerous man, 34-year-old, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. He remains in custody.
Officers wish to reach any witness who has information about the attack.
The man approached the young woman at about 10.35 pm on October 25.
The event took place on Grimshaw Lane in Middleton.
According to police, the victim managed to escape and wasn’t injured but ‘understandably shaken.’
After the attack, the man fled to a field.
DC Melanie Jeffery, from Greater Manchester Police’s Rochdale district, said: “This incident was traumatizing for the victim. Officers and partner agencies are continuing to offer her support.
“We have a suspect in custody for questioning but our investigation is ongoing and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us or Crimestoppers, anonymously.”
Anyone who has information should call police on 0161 856 8441, quoting 2998 of 25/10/2020 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.