Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

Hyde woman chased by man offering lift in car 'for sex'... but manages to fight off attacker with kick to groin

Hyde woman chased by man offering lift in car 'for sex'... but manages to fight off attacker with kick to groin

| By Matthew Pickup

A young woman was chased down the street and assaulted in a terrifying attack after being offered a car lift in exchange for sex in Hyde.

The 27-year-old woman was walking home after a night out with friends when the offender drove alongside her on Park Road, Hyde, and offered her a lift at about 3am on Saturday August 2.

After the woman refused the driver then pulled up beside her once more and offered again, when she asked if she would have to pay, he replied “sex”.

Feeling alarmed for her safety she ran away but was quickly chased on foot by the sex pest.

The driver grabbed the woman in the street and ripped her top as she struggled to get away, before the victim managed to kick the attacker in the groin and escape.

Detective Constable Wayne Marshall, said: “The offender has singled out the victim, who was out walking alone, and after his lewd approaches were rejected has physically chased and grappled with her. 

“She was and remains understandably upset by what has happened and I have no doubt something far more serious and sinister would have happened had she not been able to fight him off.”

After the incident the man drive off in a small, dark coloured vehicle. He has been described as Asian, around 28 to 30 years old, of slim to medium build with short dark hair.

Detective Constable Marshall added: “If anyone has any information about the incident, the person involved or the car he was in, please call us. 

“Until we catch this man I would also urge people to be aware of this incident and mindful of their surroundings if out and about in the area, especially if alone and in hours of darkness.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9494, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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