Muslim Sought for Terrifying Sex Attack at Bus-Stop; Students Now Too Frightened to Go Out

Manchester Evening News
November 19, 2013

The scene of the crime, a well lit street in the bustling university city of Manchester, England.
The scene of the crime, a well lit street in the bustling university city of Manchester, England.

Students heard a teenager screaming for help as she was sexually assaulted near a bus stop.

The 19-year-old was attacked close to student accommodation on Higher Cambridge Street in Hulme.

Police say the victim was approached by an unknown man, who spoke briefly to her, before launching his attack.

The man is described as Asian and aged in his 30s or 40s.

It is understood a party had been held in nearby Trinity Court – a mix of mainly student accommodation and young professionals – on Saturday night running into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Residents at Trinity Court reported hearing a woman screaming in the early hours. One student, who asked not be named, said: “It woke me up. I just thought it was an argument, It sounded like it was coming from the bus stop.

“I feel bad now that I did not go out.”

Laura Sharley, 22, a third year student at Royal Northern College of Music, said: “It is bad that something like this has happened.

“When I first came here there was a spate of attacks on young women and students.

“I definitely won’t be going out late on my own.”

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