Detectives are investigating after 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted the street, in South Manchester.
At 5.45pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014 police received a report that an 11-year-old girl was outside a shop on Northmoor Road in Longsight, when a man walked past her. He then approached her from behind and sexually assaulted her, before running away towards along Northmoor Road towards Crowcroft Park.
The girl ran off and police were contacted.
The man is described as Asian, about 30-years-old, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 7in tall, of skinny build and has dark hair and short stubble. He was wearing a black fleece and black trousers.
Detective Inspector Adrian Gallagher of South Manchester division said: â€œThankfully, the child was not hurt, but she is understandably distressed and we have specially trained officers supporting her.
â€œThis incident will obviously raise concerns in the community and I want to reassure people that we are taking this very seriously and we are doing all we can to find whoever did this.
â€œWe have extra patrols in the area to provide a visible reassurance on the ground for residents in Longsight.
â€œI would encourage parents to talk to their children about not talking to strangers and I want to stress to kids that if they approached in this manner to walk away and tell an adult.â€
â€œI would also urge anyone who saw a man matching the description in the area at the time of the incident to contact police.â€
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.