Man arrested over latest Fallowfield rape
The 27-year-old man is still in custody
Manchester Police have arrested a man in connection with the rape of a 22-year-old girl in Fallowfield on Friday.
The victim was dragged into an alley and raped as she walked down Ladybarn Lane at around 11.30pm.
A 27-year-old man is now in custody after being arrested on suspicion of rape.
The victim was walking along Ladybarn Lane on Friday when she was approached by a stranger from behind.
He then grabbed her and dragged her into a nearby alleyway where he raped her.
The incident happened between 11.30pm on Friday evening and 12.17am on Saturday morning.
The suspect is described as a 20-30 year old black man with a light skin tone. He was wearing a grey hoodie and is around 6ft tall.
The traumatised victim is now receiving support from specially trained officers.
Police arrested a 21-year-old male in connection with another rape in October, but he was later released on bail.
But police think the two attacks are not linked.
Detective Inspector Tanya Kitchen, of GMP’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit, told The Tab: “We have made an arrest today but the investigation is very much ongoing and people will continue to see more police officers in the area in the coming days.”
“Residents will no doubt be concerned as to what has happened in their local neighbourhood but I want to reassure them that we have a team of detectives working on the investigation and have specially trained officers supporting the victim.
“We also have increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance in the community.”
“At this stage we don’t believe the two incidents are linked, but we don’t want to alarm people. We simply want women to take some sensible common-sense precautions. These include sticking to well-lit areas if possible, making sure your friends know where you are or walking home with others at night where possible.”