Appeal for witnesses to Churchgate rape investigation
WITNESSES are wanted to help with a rape investigation.
A 39-year-old contacted police alleging to have been raped in the grounds of Bolton Parish Church in Churchgate.
The incident is said to have taken place on Sunday, October 6, shortly before 5.30am.
Anyone who saw people walking through the church grounds around that time are being urged to come forward.
Det Sgt Martin Ashurst said: “A man has been charged in connection with this attack, but our police investigation is still very much ongoing.
“We are appealing to anyone that may have been walking through the church grounds, or nearby to them, between 4.45am and 5.30am on Sunday, October 6, that may have seen or heard anything, to come forward and speak to the police.”
Luke Entwistle, aged 27, of no fixed address, has been charged with rape, robbery and perverting the course of justice in connection to the incident.
People with information can call the investigation team on 0161 856 1741 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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