Woman ‘raped by group of men’ in ‘truly horrendous’ sex attack in UK park

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A woman has been raped by a group of men in an attack in Manchester branded "truly horrendous" by police.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating the "random and sickening" attack on a woman in her 20s in Kirkup Gardens in the Wythenshawe area of the city.

The shocking incident happened at around 12.30am on Tuesday morning.

No arrests have yet been made as the probe into the horrific crime continues with police appealing for information from the public.

The park has been cordoned off and pictures show a large police presence in the area.

Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of Greater Manchester Police's City of Manchester South Division, called it a "truly horrendous incident".

She said: "A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers.

"At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening attack and our officers are working tirelessly to identify those responsible.

"In the meantime, we have increased our police presence in the area, and the public should feel reassured that if they have any concerns they can approach our officers directly.

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"I appreciate it was the middle of the night and there won't have been many witnesses to this attack, but if anyone has any information then I implore you to get in touch as every bit of detail at this stage has the potential to be crucial."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 8566063 quoting incident 73 of 20/04/2021.

Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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