Greater Manchester Police has launched an investigation after a man was raped and robbed in Manchester’s city centre last weekend.

The attack happened on Saturday at 3.00am on Spear Street near London Road, Piccadilly.

A 21-year-old man was walking home when the offender threatened him with a bottle and demanded his mobile phone and cash, which the victim handed over.

The man was then raped by the offender, who is described as being white, 5ft 7in tall, in his mid 30s and with a shaved head. He was wearing a dark coat, dark jeans and dirty white trainers.

Detective Inspector Damian Simpson said: “This young man has been left devastated by this attack.

“The city was very busy at this time with revellers trying to get home, so I would urge anyone who may have seen this incident, or who may have seen anything suspicious to call us.

“We have launched a thorough investigation into this incident and have made it a priority to find the man responsible for this attack.

“We have an excellent relationship with the community of Manchester’s Gay Village and will harness these links to help us investigate this crime and offer reassurance on the ground.”