Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked while jogging in a park in south Manchester. The 25-year-old was jogging through Fog Lane Park in Didsbury on the afternoon of 12 March when she heard a rustling in the bushes.

When she went to investigate what the noise was, she was knocked to the ground by a man, who then proceeded to bang her head repeatedly against a tree and attempt to strangle the woman using the wire from her headphones.

The suspect then ran away and the victim was treated for minor injuries. The man is described as white, in his 30s, cropped brown hair and wearing a grey, possibly waterproof, coat.

Detective Inspector Gareth Davies from GMP's South Manchester Division said: "This was a terrifying attack on a woman who had stopped to check that someone else wasn't in danger.

"We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this man or may have any information about this attack to come forward. We are treating this incredibly seriously and we are determined to find this man to prevent this happening to someone else.

"We have extra patrols in the area and we would encourage anyone with any concerns or information to come and speak to police."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.