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Sex attack on elderly dog walker

A 71-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted while walking her dog in a park in Greater Manchester.

The woman suffered a broken collar bone when she was thrown to the ground during the attack in Bruntwood Park, Cheadle Hulme.

Police said the victim noticed a man by a tree and walked past him. He then attacked her from behind and sexually assaulted her before running off.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the attack on Friday afternoon.

Det Insp Terry Sweeney, of Stockport CID, said: "Not only has this woman been physically harmed, but she has also been left very shaken by this attack. What this man has done to this woman is awful and we need to bring him to justice."

The attacker is described as white, 5ft 2in (1.58m) tall, slim and aged between 18 and 25.

He has a round, clean-shaven face and cropped, mousey hair.


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