Man charged after assault on Rochdale Canal

13 Jan 2020 12:06
Published by: Daniel Almond


Stephen David Hastie (02/06/1987) of no fixed address, has been charged with attempted rape, robbery, section 20 assault and possession of a bladed article in a public place.


He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ court on the Monday 13 January 2020.


At around 6.20pm on Monday 6 January 2020, police were called to reports of an assault along the Rochdale canal by Bluepits Mill.


A woman in her 50s was assaulted by a man armed with a knife whilst walking her dog along the canal.


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