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'Pinstripe Rapist': Smartly Dressed Man Hunted
A smartly-dressed man who raped a woman in a "truly vile attack" is being sought by the police.
The 30-year-old victim described her attacker as wearing a dark pinstripe shirt, black waistcoat, a pink tie and smart shoes.
She met him outside the Nicholson nightclub in Railway Street in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, at about 2.10am on Sunday and they walked off together.
When the woman rejected a request for sex as they got to a nearby alleyway, the offender hit her and attacked her, police said.
Afterwards, it is believed the offender ran off in the direction of Lloyd Street.
In addition to his distinctive clothes, the offender is described as white, about 25, 5ft 11ins, of average build with short, dark hair.
Detective Chief Inspector Jill Clarke, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This was a truly vile attack on a lone woman who has been left completely distraught.
"I want to appeal directly to anyone else who was at the club or around that area in the early hours of the morning.
"This man was clearly dressed distinctively and, even without this incident, someone may recall seeing a man dressed so smartly.
"It is understandable that residents will be concerned, but I want to reassure them that this type of attack is extremely rare in Altrincham and we are working extremely hard to catch the man responsible."
:: Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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what do you think?
Why is a woman walking off with a complete stranger at 2.10am ???
Saturday night,been to a club,few to drink...it happens. It's not against the law to be attracted to someone after leaving a club! Perhaps he offered to walk her to a taxi rank? Don't judge!
@ali baba,I fully agree with you!!!! I am a Women,and I would never trust a Stanger!!!!!!!!!!
ali on this occasion I must agree those days have seemingly long since gone when NO meant NO
You complained about my comment saying the guy was right to take his son up a mountain have an adventure, when I agreed with the guy who said that said he shouldn't be there you said and has no sympathy for why he died, WHY NOT?! etc etc.. So.. That brings me to THIS comment. I feel you are somewhat of a hypocrite. If you are going to walk off with strange men at 2am when you are a drunk, this kind of thing is going to happen. Just like if you take your son climbing up a dangerous mountain.
huge difference Dave walking up a mountain and going home with a complete stranger that you have met on the streets at 2 am
Dave think I must side with Ali on this one - life is a risk and in many instances the risk can be calculated , hill walking has a risk etc.etc. but walking off at 2:00 a.m. with some guy you have never met on your own is not a risk but a gamble even a bloke walking out these days has the risk of getting mugged at that time in the morning.
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I'm afraid I'd feel safer walking up a mountain than walking off with a complete stranger at 2 in the morning
So... if a woman and a man hit it off in a club, the woman automatically can't walk off with him for fear of being raped? Seriously? We shouldn't be teaching women that they CANNOT walk with a man late at night, we should be teaching men that they CANNOT rape a woman. No wonder so many girls are terrified of reporting being raped. What a damaging and unhealthy way of looking at the situation.
That's right Ali Baba, blame the woman!!!!!!!
Hang on Dorothy would you do what this gal has done at that time in the morning?
I haven't missed your irony!
The man is a low life deserves the rope. But I am sad to say under this instance the woman is a bit to blame.
It's her fault she was raped? Her fault he didn't understand no? It's people like you saying its a woman's fault for looking at them or dressing a certain way that make people too scared to come forward. I don't often agree with your comments but on this occasion I am truly outraged by your disgusting insinuation that its a 'bit her fault' she was raped.
get a grip the world is a dangerous place their are some rules one should follow and one of them is dont talk to strange random men in the street, especially when drunk another one kids should not accept sweets from weird looking men in cars its called rules of the jungle
I just hope nothing like this ever happens to your wife/mother/daughter/niece etc. not just you Ali but the other people who agree with you. How awkward it would be to say well you are female, it is a bit your fault. And also let's not forget this happens to men as well. It's just not reported as often although I've heard of several cases.
Hypocrite. But the dad who took his kid up a mountain and died isn't?
You are so contradictory LOL. The comments you made yesterday dispute what you are saying now.
fennel dont make this personnel people i know have been taught not to talk to complete strangers on the street. end of. and i hope it dont happen to your sister mother or gran
Dave you are right in a sense why am i saying the obvious when something terrible has happened. if you have nothing nice to say dont say it in a situation like this, as a terrible crime has been done. but in all honesty this can be a lesson for women to learn not to be so open with men or complete strangers, whereas the mountain story i would still like people to go and have adventures life is for living, but being drunk and foolish is not living in my eyes
going with a stranger,is like playing Russian Roulette!!!!!
I'm utterly disgusted that you could say this is her fault. A woman walking with a man late at night is NOT asking for rape, it's an expectation that the other person will act like a human being. Your logic is ridiculous, and it's this kind of logic that makes so many rape victims afraid to come forward.
Ali baba, this is a case of you shouldn't believe every thing that you read, and I sincerely hope that nothing like this ever happens to anyone you care about, I know the person that this happened to and not all the facts are correct! It's so quick and easy to judge without knowing the full story but the only fact that anyone should actually even care about is that the evil monster who attacked her is the only one who did anything wrong. Call her stupid, say she put herself at risk but why shouldn't she be able to walk down the street day or night without fear of being the target of some sicko, because that's what he is. He knocked her unconscious and raped her, then beat her some more, yet SHE is the one who is a bit to blame ????? I am disgusted you could even say that. Mind you I don't even know why I am listening to all your crap, I am just glad and lucky that my friend is still alive, but I bet you don't even think of that do you ???
No woman deserves that,this excuse for a man is the lowest form of creature there is and he needs to be severly dealt with.
Steve why on earth have you got a thumbs down for your comment which I think most of us would agree with
Because some people are rapi*ts - I assume one of them gave Steve the thumbs down! Why aren't I allowed to type the word? This is stupid.
all i am saying is this was preventable at the end of the day she should have never walked off with him at such a late hour, especially as she did not know him as a woman you should keep to some rules for your own safety
Rape is not preventable. Sorry,but women still get raped no matter what they look like or their age. Sober or tipsy,it can happen to anyone. Also the majority of women know their attackers. A very good friend of mine was raped. She was wearing a scruffy jumper,jeans and had not touched alcohol. A man asked her for the time ad she walked home from buying milk and he attacked her. Can happen to anyone.
Ali, for once I agree, he should have accepted no but to walk off with a bloke she did not know on her own at that time of the morning was silly. I know I will annoy some now but maybe just maybe more to it than has been reported.
agree nat but we are talking in this instance
This is ridiculous - it is NOT her fault. You should be able to trust that you can walk in the dark/late at night with someone and not be violated. Statements like that are what keep this awful rape culture going - focusing on women changing their behaviour to remain safe, rather than focusing on teaching men that it's wrong.
Think I must be getting old cause to me this is revolting that any bloke should do this and if proven the full force of the law should come down on the attacker but it is becoming to regular an occurrence
I don't think any young people would think this was less than revolting either!
Guess the name explains a lot really.
Police are now interviewing all the stockbrokers and lawyers in the area...
That was one awesome statement, Sage! Ha ha ha ha!
Like India like UK... lowlife people everywhere...!
It's bad enough but at least it wasn't a gang rape, please don't try and excuse what happened in India. Any rape is truelly horrific, but gang rape must be like h*ll on earth
Time and again it has been proved that man is a weak animal who cannot resist his ugly desires... women are much stronger when it comes to resisting... having said that; I must also say that this is not an all inclusive statement bcoz there are exceptional men & women as well!
I do agree with you, it does seem like men can't control themselves sadly
Yes, Val, and I've seen the best of behaved men going astray while facing this kind of a situation... I would call it a split personality... because the true face pops out during these times... yet I must admit I've also seen true gentlemen who don't change...
Not a truer word said in this comment Saalam. Beginning to wonder if i miss-read your last comment if i did, then i appologise for thinking you were compairing Britain to India.
Everyone has heard the common sense advice that anyone you meet online might be dodgy. Same goes for in the pub or a club. Most people, however, have instincts that they must trust, or no-one would ever cop off on a night out again! This woman was worse than unlucky - it's a terrible thing to have happened to anyone, but I don't think she can be blamed. Yes, she put herself in a dangerous situation, but how could she possibly have known what would happen next? Poor girl. We have to stop taking risks with ourselves.
So I suppose all the thumbs-downers have never met anyone in a pub and blame the woman and also think we shouldn't look after ourselves. Ho hum!
Anyone saying she was at all to blame for being raped should be utterly ashamed of themselves.
No. She was not to blame. She did put herself in danger by going with some strange guy she'd only just met at 2am when nobody was around. She also went when both had been drinking and both had impared judgement.