A woman was raped in a John Lewis car park after being dragged out of her car and into some nearby bushes.
Police are hunting a man with a “distinctive” pock-marked faced after the horrific attack on Friday at 7pm.
The victim was parked in the car park of the store in Cheadle, Stockport, when the attacked opened the door to her car and dragged her into nearby bushes where he raped her.
The offender was an Asian man aged around 40 years old, of medium build, with black hair and thick black ‘monobrow’ eyebrows, reports the Manchester Evening News.
He is also described as having distinctive heavily pockmarked, open-pored skin on his face.
At the time of the attack he was wearing black jogging bottoms.
Police believe that prior to the attack, the man may have been waiting nearcut through from the Wilmslow-Handforth bypass, the A34, and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Forensics officers were spotted examining the scene throughout Sunday morning, with a white tent covering part of the area.
Appealing for witnesses, Detective Inspector Richard Ennis said: “This young lady has suffered a deeply traumatic ordeal and we have a team of detectives who are working on this case to try and identify the man that did this to her.
“We believe that the area close to where the victim was parked in her car is used as a cut-through between Wilmslow-Handforth by-pass and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a man fitting this description hanging around this area, to please get in touch.
“The description of this attacker is very distinctive, with deep pock-type scars on his face and I am hoping that this may jog someone’s memory to call us, so we can find the person responsible and take him off our streets.”