Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped in south Manchester.
In the early hours of Saturday 4 October 2014, the 22-year-old woman got out of a taxi on Wilmslow Road, Didsbury and started to walk home.
As she approached Emmanuel’s Church on Barlow Moor Road, she was confronted by a man who stopped her walking past him. He led her down a nearby alleyway and pushed her against a wall before he raped her.
The man then walked off along Barlow Moor Road in an unknown direction before the victim flagged down a passing car and police were called.
The only description of the man is he was white.
Detective Inspector Paul Copplestone said: â€œThis is a disturbing incident that has left the victim traumatised and we have assigned specially trained officers to help her get through her ordeal.
â€œThe local community will be shocked to hear what has happened but I can reassure them we have increased the number of police in the neighbourhood. If you have any concerns, please do not be afraid to speak to your local officer.
â€œAt this stage, we are not linking this crime with the sexual assault that took place on Thursday 2 October and we have launched two separate investigations to find out who is responsible.
â€œI would ask anyone who witnessed either attack to please get in touch. Were you driving or walking near to where the incidents took place and see anything suspicious? We believe a man may have been walking near to where the incident took place and I would appeal for him to come forward to let us know if he saw anything.â€
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 2278 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 55 111.