Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in Bolton.
At around 01.30 on Sunday 15th June 2014, the 46-year-old woman had been drinking at the Swan pub, Churchgate and was then seen outside the pub with a man. They were up against the wall near to the gates of the pub and were catching the attention of passers-by.
She then got into a taxi with him and was raped sometime between 1.30am and 6.30am on the Sunday morning.
The man she was seen with is described as being white, in his mid 20s to mid 30s, of heavy build, had short shaved brown hair, wore a blue short sleeved t-shirt, dark trousers, a dark tracksuit to that was tied around his waist, black trainers with a logo on the outside and carried a black rucksack with an embroidered U on the front.
Detective Inspector Damian Simpson from the Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: â€œThe victim had been drinking at the pub before she went outside but cannot remember what happened after that.
â€œFrom what we have been told, we believe a number of people saw the woman outside the Swan with this man and would urge anyone who did, to phone police as soon as possible.
â€œI would also appeal to the man himself to come forward so we can eliminate him from our inquiries as soon as possible.â€
Anyone with information should phone police onÂ 0161 856 1812Â or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, onÂ 0800 555 111.