Middleton rape
A 13-year-old girl was raped as she walked along a footpath in MiddletonGoogle Maps

Greater Manchester Police are looking for a man with distinctive crooked teeth after a 13-year-old girl was raped on a public path in Middleton shortly after she got off a bus. The attack happened at around 4.45pm on either 10 December or 17 December 2015.

Officers launched a rape investigation after the girl came forward to report the incident on Sunday 3 January. The suspect sexually assaulted the girl as she walked home along a footpath between Mainway East and Wince Close.

As she walked along the footpath after getting off the bus a man approached her from behind. He grabbed hold of her and pushed her to the ground where he raped her. The man is described as white, aged in his 20s or 30s and of a medium build.

He spoke with a local accent and his face was covered so only his eyes and mouth were showing. His lips are described as red as if they had a rash around them and his teeth being crooked. The girl described him as "having some teeth behind his teeth, as if it was a second row".

He was wearing a black polo t-shirt with black buttons and white button holes and a white logo. He was also wearing black jeans or tracksuit bottoms that tied at the top and black Adidas trainers with black stripes and laces.

Detective Inspector Damian Simpson from the serious sexual offences unit said: "It has taken this girl some time to speak out about what happened to her but thankfully now she has come forward we can give her specialist support for what is clearly a very disturbing incident."