Sick attacker FORCED children to listen as mum sexually assaulted by stranger
CHILDREN were forced to listen to their mother's screams as she was sexually assaulted by a stranger in the hallway of their Stockport home, sparking a major police manhunt for the suspect.
The horrific attack took place in the family’s home in Stockport, after the mother-of-two answered the door to a stranger on the evening of December 20.
The woman, aged in her 30s, was in bed with her two children when she heard someone repeatedly knocking at her front door at around 10.30pm.
But when she answered, the unknown man grabbed her by the throat and pushed her to the floor.
He then carried out a brutal sex attack on the woman, only stopping after her screams for help woke her children upstairs as she desperately called out for help.
The attacker, who is described as Asian and of slim build, then fled the scene.
Police say the man, who was about 20-years-old and around 6ft tall, was wearing a dark green zip-up hoodies and dark blue baggy jeans.
Detective Inspector Julia Bowden, of GMP ’s Stockport borough, said: “This was a terrifying attack for both the victim and her children who heard their mother’s screams.
“They are currently being supported by specially-trained officers.
“Incidents of this nature are horrifying but rare and we are doing everything in our power to find the man responsible.
“We have a team of highly skilled detectives working round the clock and there will be additional officers patrolling the area.
“I would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time to please contact us immediately.”
The incident comes five weeks after a 22-year-old woman was raped at knifepoint in her home in Old Trafford, Manchester. The two attacks have not been linked.
Officers are now appealing for anyone with information about the shocking attack to come forward, and have released an e-fit image of the suspected attacker in a bid to track him down.
Anyone who believes they may have witnessed something should call police on 0161 856 9641, or e-mail Cheadle@gmp.police.uk, quoting incident number 2452 of 20/12/16 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.