A man sexually assaulted a woman before trying to drag into his car near a petrol station in Manchester.
The 19-year-old victim was near the Tesco Express garage on Upper Brook Street, Longsight, when the man asked her for the time.
He sexually assaulted the woman and tried to pull her into a silver car, before she struggled free.
Police are trying to trace a man and woman who confronted the attacker during the incident on Monday evening.
He told the pair that the victim was his girlfriend and that he was trying to speak to her.
Det Con Dave Ogden, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened, especially the man and woman who confronted the attacker, to contact police.
"The victim is understandably upset and we are doing everything we can to catch this man."
The attacker is described as Asian, about 5ft 5in tall, medium build and had black short hair.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
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