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Two OAPs sexually assaulted at care home after man ‘broke in during middle of night’

TWO elderly women in a care home were sexually assaulted by a man who broke in during the middle of the night.

Detectives have launched an urgent probe after the horror double sex attack in Gorton, Manchester.

The two victims were attacked at around 3.20am on Monday night after a man entered the property by "unknown means".

Greater Manchester Police confirmed no arrests have yet been made as the force launched an appeal to track down the attacker.

The suspect is described as black, wearing a hoody and shorts, and is said to smelt "strongly of body odour".

Detectives said the attacker was also described as being "quite well spoke".

Police have said they want to speak to anyone who may have spotted something suspicious in Taylor Street over the past few weeks.

Security measures of the home have also been bolstered int he wake of the sex attack.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss said the incident was "incredibly distressing" for the victims and their loved ones.

Specialist officers are supporting them as detectives desperately try to track down the suspect.

DI Moss 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.

She added: “Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly who this man is and how he entered the care home."

“We are obviously keen to hear from anyone who saw something suspicious on Monday but we would also like to hear from anyone who lives nearby who has seen something suspicious in recent weeks.

“I understand that this incident may cause concern for residents, their loved ones and people who live in the surrounding area but I would like to reassure them that security measures at the care home has been appropriately tightened.

“That being said, I would ask people to be vigilant and report anything suspicious or concerning to police without hesitation.”

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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