Greater Manchester Police are urging the public to help identify an attacker who sexually assaulted a woman in her 60s.
The incident took place on Smallshaw Lane in Ashton-Under-Lyne. The woman was walking her dog when an unknown man approached her.
He has been described as a man in his 20s, of slender build, and between 5ft 10 and 5ft 11.
Police say the attacker was also wearing all dark clothing with a hood over his head, and a snood to cover his nose and mouth to give only a partial view of his face.
Police are now following up on a number of enquiries but are urging the public to help with identifying the man.
Detective Superintendent Richard Hunt said: “Our specialist officers are supporting the victim at this time and we want to do all we can to locate the offender.
“You will see officers out and about on foot over the next couple of days making enquires and offering reassurance to the community as we move forward with this investigation.
“It is believed that another member of the public was in the field at the time of the assault. If you believe you are this person, please do get in touch as you may be able to help us with our investigation.
“We appreciate that the description of the offender is very limited, however, we are hoping that someone may have witnessed this incident or may have information that can help us.
“If you were out on that evening in the area of Smallshaw Lane in Ashton-Under-Lyne at around 16:30pm – or you have any CCTV footage or information regarding this incident – then please contact GMP on 0161 856 9262 quoting Log 1896 of 02/01/2023.
“Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.”