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Didsbury Library Rape - Arrest Made

A man has been arrested after a woman was raped in south Manchester. It happened in the early hours of Saturday 29 October 2011 behind Didsbury Library.

A 42-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of rape and has been bailed until 23 January 2012 pending further inquiries.

Detective Inspector Mark Radford, of Didsbury CID, said: "We know this incident caused a lot of speculation and unrest in the community, and that is why it is important we make people aware that we have made an arrest.

"I also want to stress that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this rape so I do not want residents to be unduly alarmed.

"Officers are continuing to investigate and we will keep the community informed of any developments."

Anyone who has information should call Didsbury CID on 0161 856 6152 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 872 5050 or 999 in an emergency. GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.

St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester, can also be contacted on 0161 276 6515. This provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.