UK: Manhunt for ‘Asian’ Suspect After Woman Is Dragged off the Street and Raped in City Centre
Police in Staffordshire are hunting for an “Asian” man who dragged a woman off the street in Hanley city centre and subjected her to a brutal rape.
The victim was grabbed as she walked along Bethesda Street in the early hours of Sunday morning and raped near the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, reports the Stoke Sentinel.
The attack was only brought to a halt when bypassers heard her screams for help and rushed to the scene, causing the attacker to flee.
Police have issued a description of the “Asian” suspect, who is thought to stand around 5’5″ tall, with a slight build and short hair. He is said to have been wearing a light-coloured top when he launched his attack.