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Picture released in rapist hunt
E-fit of suspect
Police believe witnesses may have seen the man
Detectives investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Greater Manchester have released an e-fit of her attacker.

The victim was walking along Wellington Road, Oldham, on 18 January when a man asked her for a cigarette.

When she told him she did not have any he grabbed her, pushed her into bushes, threatened her and raped her.

Her attacker, who spoke with an Oldham accent, is described as Asian, aged 19 or 20, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 5ins tall, of medium build and with a chubby face.

'Terrifying ordeal'

He was clean shaven and was wearing a black beanie hat and black tracksuit with white stripes on the legs.

The attack took place at about 1720 GMT and police believe there may have people who would have seen the offender.

Det Con Jonathan Waywell, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This girl has been through a terrifying ordeal and it is vital that we find the person responsible.

"Since the attack, officers have been speaking to local residents in order to gather further information on the circumstances leading up to the incident.

"I would urge people to think back to what they were doing that day and let us know if they remember seeing anyone acting suspiciously in the area."

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