BREAKING: Girl, 17, raped while walking dog in Manchester park

An investigation has been launched after a girl was raped while walking her dog in north Manchester.

The 17-year-old was reportedly approached by two men at Boggart Hole Clough in Blackley, before being pushed to the ground and assaulted.

Officers were called to the scene just after 9.30pm last night (22 August).

She had left her home in the Moston Lane area at around 7pm, and was walking her dog from the duck pond towards the Charlestown Road exit, when she was ambushed by two men.

One of the men took the dog from her, while the other pushed her to the ground and raped her, police said.

Following the terrifying attack, the girl was able to take her dog back and run from the scene.

She alerted two other women in the park, who contacted police.

The two men are described as; a black male with braided hair, around 5ft 8″ aged between 20 and 30 with an African accent, wearing a dark coloured puffer jacket with royal blue sleeves, dark jeans with a belt and dark trainers with bubbles in the sole.

A bald white male, aged between 20 and 30, with a short beard and a Manchester accent, wearing a white long sleeved t-shirt with a v-neck, dark coloured jeans with white trainers.

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone walking in the area at the time to come forward.

More to follow…