Man sexually assaults two elderly women in a care home

Two elderly women have been sexually assaulted in a care home in Gorton, Manchester, United Kingdom.  The man broke into the care home in the early hours of Monday where he carried out the sickening assault.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was black, wearing a hoody and shorts.  He was described as being quite well spoken and having a strong body odour.

No arrests have yet been made and police have launched an appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss said: “This incident is incredibly distressing for the victims, their loved ones and staff at the care home. Specialist services are doing everything they can to support those affected.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to establish exactly who this man is and how he entered the care home. I appeal to anyone with information which might assist us with this to contact us as soon as possible.”

Police believe the offender entered the Taylor Street care home at around 3.20am, with reports of two sexual assaults coming in at 3.35am.

Inspector Moss added:”We are obviously keen to hear from anyone who saw something suspicious on Monday but we would also like to hear from anyone who lives nearby who has seen something suspicious in recent weeks.

“I understand that this incident may cause concern for residents, their loved ones and people who live in the surrounding area but I would like to reassure them that security measures at the care home has been appropriately tightened.

“That being said, I would ask people to be vigilant and report anything suspicious or concerning to police without hesitation.”