February 21, 2014
Police investigating the rape of a teenage girl in south Manchester have issued an image of a suspect.
In September 2013, police received a report that a 14-year-old girl had been raped at an address in the south Manchester area a few weeks earlier, believed to be sometime in July.
A police investigation was immediately launched and since that date, the young girl has been receiving specialist support from police and other agencies.
Police are now issuing an image of a man they wish to speak to, who is possibly known as either Rohel or Ruhel Miah. He is Asian and described as medium build, slightly muscly, with dark short hair. He is believed to be in his 30s.
Detective Inspector Ian Cottrell, based at Longsight police station said: “We have been carrying out a significant number of enquiries since September to try and locate the man in this image, but so far our efforts have been unsuccessful and so we are now asking the public for their assistance and for them to call us if they have seen this man or know where he is.
“Clearly, news that a young teenage girl was raped back in July may come as a shock to people in the south Manchester area, but I would like to try and reassure them if I can that this was an isolated incident and there was no threat to the wider community.
“We will continue to offer this young girl all the support she needs as we continue with our investigation and appeal again to the public to contact us if they have any information at all that could assist our enquiries.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting number 729 of 12/02/2014. Alternatively, if people wish to pass details anonymously to police, they can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.