Manhunt after attempted rape of girl, 10
A suspected sex attacker is being hunted by police after he allegedly tried to rape a 10-year-old girl.
The girl had been with friends but was separated from them at around 2pm on Saturday on Kincraig Close in the Openshaw area of Manchester.
A man approached her and then tried to rape her in open land nearby, police said.
She managed to escape and stop a dog walker to ask for help.
Police were called and officers tried to find the man, but without success.
Detective Chief Inspector James Riley, from GMP's City of Manchester team, said: "What happened to this young girl is understandably very upsetting and specially trained officers will continue to support her in any way they can.
"Parents and neighbours will be concerned and we have stepped up our visible police patrols throughout the coming days and nights. If you do have any worries then please feel free to approach them and they will try and assist."
He said a team of detectives were "working round the clock" to find the man, who is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his 20s and of slim build.
He was also wearing a dark coat.
DCI Riley added: "So far we have a number of witnesses who are being extremely helpful, while we will also be continuing to knock on doors in the area to see if anyone else saw anything suspicious.
"Extensive CCTV is being examined and I can confirm that we haven't received any other reports of this nature in the area over the weekend.
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"With the help of this brave girl and the community we have a good description of the attacker and if anyone recognises it or recalls seeing a man matching that description in the area, then please call us."
:: Anyone with any information should call CID on 0161 856 1146 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.