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Woman, 29, raped after night out in Rochdale

Category: England

Published: 5th Aug 2012 11:48:03

A woman has been raped after a night out in Rochdale, police said.

Greater Manchester Police said the 29-year-old woman was grabbed by a man from behind and raped behind houses on Belfield Lane at 02:00 BST on Saturday.

The man is described as Asian, 5ft 2in (1.5m), muscular and in his late 30s, with a stud earring in his left ear and short dark hair with long spikes.

Detectives said they were trying to reassure anxious residents that they believe it to be an isolated incident.

A 33-year-old man was arrested at an early stage in the investigation but has since been eliminated.

The man was described as wearing light coloured baggy jeans, a sandy-coloured belt with a silver buckle and dark hooded top.

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