90-year-old woman raped while walking to her local butcher shop to buy meatBy Mason White 1:14 PM June 26, 2014
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By: Hydar Tomar
An elderly woman was viciously raped while she was on her way to a butcher shop to purchase meat, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
Manchester Police said that the 90-year-old woman was dragged off the street and raped.
The pensioner was attacked in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday. The suspect placed his hand on her mouth and dragged her to Spotland Road.
She lost consciousness and woke up on the floor after being raped. The elderly woman then went to the butcher shop where she called the police.
Due to the nature of the attack, all that is known about the offender is that he was white.
“The victim has been through a horrific ordeal and we are all hoping that she can make a full recovery. She is now being supported by experienced officers and we are doing everything possible to ensure that we will catch the man responsible. This type of attack is thankfully so rare that naturally it will cause a lot of concern in the community,” a police spokesperson said.