Police have released CCTV footage of two men after a woman was sexually assaulted by a group of up to four offenders wearing Halloween masks.
It happened as the 22-year-old woman was walking along Sunningdale Road in Haughton Green, Denton, between 7pm and 7.20pm on 31 October 2014.
The woman was approached by four offenders wearing Scream-type masks, before she was dragged to the floor and sexually assaulted.
Luckily, the woman managed to fight them off and struggled back to her feet before the assault could continue. She ran off and then raised the alarm.
Police are continuing to appeal to anyone who has information about the assault to come forward, and have now released CCTV footage of two of men thought to be involved in the attack. The footage was taken at 6.24pm from the Oasis Centre. One of the men can be seen still wearing the Scream-type mask.
The offenders are described as teenagers wearing Scream-type masks and dark clothing. One of the men was said to be tall and wearing white trainers while another was said to be of a chubbier build and in his early teens.
Detective Sergeant Dave Donlan said: “It is been more than three weeks since this woman suffered a horrible ordeal at the hands of four individuals who were dressed in Halloween-type masks.
“We are continuing with our inquiries to identify all those involved in the attack, and have now released CCTV footage of two men we need to speak to as part of our investigation. One of the men in the CCTV can be clearly seen wearing the Scream-mask used in the attack.
“I would urge anyone who recognises these two men, or the men themselves, to come forward as soon as possible.
“This woman went through hell that night and we need to find those responsible. Justice is the least she deserves. I would therefore reiterate that if anyone does know something, please come forward and talk to us, anonymously if needed.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
– If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
– You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.
– St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.