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Woman raped by group of men in park in ‘horrendous’ random attack

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Police have described the attack as “random and sickening” as they hunt the gang responsible. Kirkup Gardens in Wythenshawe, Manchester, has been taped off today for the large investigation.

Officers were called at 12.30am this morning (Tuesday April 20) to the reports of a woman, aged in her 20s, being attacked.

Manchester Evening News says no arrests have been made.

Photos taken at the park show a large police presence. The entrances to the park have been sealed off, as has an area near the play area.

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for information.

Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of the force’s City of Manchester South Division, 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.

“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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