An investigation is underway after a woman was a victim of a “serious sexual assault.”

The assault is believed to have happened at around 6.30am on the morning of Friday July 5 around Clark Way, Grafton Street, King Street, the footbridge, and the bus station in Hyde.

Police have now released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Andrew Day from our Tameside district, said: “We take reports of sexual offences very seriously and since the report was made to us we have carried out extensive and thorough enquiries.

“The woman continues to be supported by specially trained officers.

“It is completely unacceptable to target anyone in this manner, and we are working tirelessly to find anyone who may recognise the man pictured. 

“If you recognise him, or if you were in the area yesterday morning around the time of the incident and saw someone wearing the same clothing, please get in touch.

“We want to speak to anyone who may have seen something, its not too late to come forward.

“Similarly, if you live or work near Clark Way, Grafton Street and King Street and have any CCTV, doorbell, dashcam or mobile footage from that morning, please contact us so we can continue to piece together the circumstances of this incident.

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"Please contact us as your help could prove to be extremely useful. No matter how big or small it may seem, all information is hugely beneficial.”

Anyone with any information can call the Criminal Investigation Department on 0161 856 9262, can call 101 or can go to, quoting log 479 of July 5.

Alternatively, witnesses can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.