Northern Quarter bar sexual assault: Woman ‘traumatised’ as dragged to floor in attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old woman was dragged to the floor in a sexual assault at a Northern Quarter bar last month.

Shortly before 3am on Saturday June 20, the victim was in Mint Lounge on Oldham Street when a man grabbed her and pushed her onto a seat, before forcing himself on top of her.

The woman tried to fight him off, but he tried to kiss her as she struggled to get away.

He then got off her, and she tried to run away, but he grabbed her wrist and dragged her backwards, causing her to fall to the floor.

He then dragged her along the floor, before letting go and running away.   

Police Constable Avril Gordon of City Centre division said: “The woman has been left traumatised by what happened.

“This man needs to be stopped before he does it to another woman in another bar.

“We have trawled CCTV from Mint Lounge and have obtained a still of a man we are keen to speak to. I would ask anyone who recognises him to call us as soon as possible.”

The man, described as white, in his mid-twenties and of slim-medium build, had short dark hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white shirt and brown jacket with a light collar, and light trainers.  

Police have launched an investigation and released an image of a man they want to speak to.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3912 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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