Police investigating the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl in Longsight have now established that the victim was not abducted.
It was reported that at around 3:45pm on Wednesday 7 January 2015, the girl was abducted by two men in a car and then raped and sexually assaulted.
Enquiries have now established that the girl was not abducted and raped; however she has been a victim of sexual offences and an investigation is ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this.
Specially-trained officers are supporting the girl at this time.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Cunliffe from South Manchester division, said: â€œWe appreciate the concern that the investigation into the abduction and rape of a 14-year-old girl in Longsight has caused in the community, following the appeal yesterday.
â€œThe victim is receiving support from specially trained officers and partner agencies.
â€œWe do not believe that there is a threat to the wider public and would like to reassure the community that we are carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.â€
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 1812 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
– 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 Maryâ€™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.
– Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.
– Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 07919 246 267.