Police plea in hunt for 1980s sex attacker

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POLICE are appealing for people who went to a bar called Bananas in Farnworth in the 1980s to come forward to help as they investigate a sex assault.

Officers are investigating a historic sex attack in the Gladstone Road bar, and want to talk to anyone who used to work at the bar or who remembers going there as a customer.

They also want to hear from DJs who played at the bar.

It comes after a man came forward and told police he was sexually assaulted by two other men when he was 18 years old.

The incident took place in 1986.

The victim was grabbed from behind by a man before he was sexually assaulted by another.

Det Cons Dave Harris, from Bolton CID, said: “We received the report in December and have launched an investigation to find who is responsible for this attack.

“Obviously the incident took place a number of years ago and the club is no longer there, however, we are keen to speak to former staff members.

“If you have any information, I would ask you to come forward. GMP take all reports of sexual assault and abuse very seriously, no matter where or when it occurred. If you have been a victim, please do not suffer in silence and report it to police.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5594.

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