Man arrested after young male reveller robbed and raped on way home from night out in Manchester

By Mancunian Matters staff

A man has been arrested after a 21-year-old man was raped and robbed on his way home from a night out in Manchester.

The 21-year-old victim was walking home along Spear Street near Piccadilly at around 3am when a man threatened him with a bottle, demanding his mobile phone and cash

Despite handing over the items, the terrified man was then raped.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and was bailed until April 24, pending further police enquiries.

Police enquiries are ongoing, and anyone with information can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.

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