Hunt for man who at­tacked wo­man

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

AWOMAN has been left trau­ma­tised af­ter a late night at­tack.

Po­lice said the 33-yearold was walk­ing to meet her part­ner when she was grabbed from be­hind, pushed to the ground and re­peat­edly hit.

The at­tack hap­pened on Abbey Road, near to the Pack Horse So­cial Club, in the Bollinbrook area of the town, just be­fore 1am on Wed­nes­day, July 5.

The vic­tim man­aged to fight back and shouted at the at­tacker, who then fled the scene down an al­ley- way in the di­rec­tion of Stoneleigh Close.

Po­lice have launched a man­hunt for the of­fender who is de­scribed as mixed race and around 5ft 10in.

He wore a black Su­perdry jacket, with a black hoodie un­der­neath with the hood up, dark trou- sers, a black baseball cap and had a scarf cov­er­ing his face.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Claire Jes­son said “This is a se­ri­ous in­ci­dent and we are com­mit­ted to do­ing all that we can to trace the per­son re­spon­si­ble.

“Thank­fully the vic­tim did not suf­fer any se­ri­ous in­juries as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, and did not re­quire hospi­tal treat­ment; how­ever, she has been left trau­ma­tised by her or­deal.

“Enquiries into the in­ci­dent are cur­rently on­go­ing and as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion I’m keen to hear from any­one who was in the area at the time of the in­ci­dent and be­lieves they may have wit­nessed any­thing sus­pi­cious.”

Po­lice are urg­ing peo­ple to be care­ful when walk- ing alone at night. DI Jes­son added: “While in­ci­dents such as this are rare, I would like to urge lo­cal res­i­dents to re­main vig­i­lant when walk­ing alone es­pe­cially at night, main­tain an aware­ness of your sur­round­ings and try and stick to well-lit ar­eas. If you see any­one act­ing sus­pi­ciously or have any con­cerns then con­tact po­lice im­me­di­ately.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent is asked to con­tact Cheshire Po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 43 of 5/7/2017. In­for­ma­tion can also be re­ported anony­mously to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Abbey Road, in Bollinbrook, near to the Pack Horse So­cial Club

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