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E-fit of rapist who barged into Walkden house and attacked woman

Police have released an e-fit of a man who pushed his way into a woman’s home in Walkden before raping her.

The man is described as being white, in his late 30s or early 40s, around 5ft 8in tall, average build with a ‘beer belly’, blue/green eyes, short dark hair and stubble.

He has scars above his left and right eyebrows.

At the time of the horrific attack he was wearing a black zip-up jacket with white Nike tick on the breast, faded blue jeans with several pockets on each side and a black leather belt with a silver buckle.

At around 10pm on Wednesday 3 February the attacker knocked on the door of the victim’s Walkden home and spoke through the closed door, naming members of her family.

When the 30-year-old opened the door he pushed past her into the living room where he raped her.

Detective Inspector Kenneth Blain said: “I want to stress that this was not a random attack, this appears to have been a targeted crime and it is not believed that there is threat to the wider public.

“However, the severity of this crime is such that it is vitally important we identify this man as quickly as possible.

In Little Hulton in February last year a 15-year-old girl was dragged into an alleyway and raped by a man with a similarly-described ‘beer belly’.

Police are still investigating a string of indecent exposures in Swinton, Monton and Walkden over the past 24 months.

Officers issued this e-fit in the wake of around 20 linked offences over the space of two years.

Det Insp Blain continued: “Thankfully the victim has been able to provide us with an e-fit and a detailed description of what the man was wearing at the time, so I am hopeful that a member of the public will be able to help us identify him.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 1730/220216, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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