01/09/2015

Woman Raped In Car Park Of John Lewis Store

A woman has been dragged from her vehicle and raped in a car park in Manchester, police have said.

The victim, who is in her late 20s, was parked in a John Lewis car park on 28 August in Cheadle, Stockport.

At approximately 7pm, a man opened the door to the car, dragged the woman into some nearby bushes and raped her.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the attack.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, approximately 40-years-old, medium build, with black hair and heavily pock-marked and open-pored skin on his face.

He was wearing black jogging bottoms and is described as having a thick black mono-brow.

Det Insp Richard Ennis said: "We believe that the area close to where the victim was parked in her car is used as a cut-through between Wilmslow-Handforth by-pass and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a man fitting this description hanging around this area, to please get in touch."

(LM)

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