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Police appeal for information after care home sexual assaults

Gorton Park

Police are appealing for information after two elderly women were sexually assaulted at a care home in Manchester.

Officers were called to reports of two sexual assaults at Advinia’s Gorton Park Residential and Nursing Care Home in Taylor Street, Gorton at around 3.35am on Monday, 3 August.

A man is believed to have entered the premises by unknown means at around 3.20am and sexually assaulted two residents.

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An Advinia spokesperson told CHP: “We can confirm that allegations of sexual assault have been made by two residents at the home.

“We are treating this matter extremely seriously and we are assisting police with their investigations. As such we cannot make any further comment at this time.”

The victims are being supported by specialist services and a police investigation is under way. No arrests have been made.

The offender was described as black and wearing a hoody and shorts. He was said to be quite well spoken and smelling strongly of body odour.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “This incident is incredibly distressing for the victims, their loved ones and staff at the care home. Specialist services are doing everything they can to support those affected.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly who this man is and how he entered the care home. I appeal to anyone with information which might assist us with this to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146  quoting 421 of 03/08/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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