POLICE investigating claims a woman was sexually assaulted while attending routine doctor's appointment have arrested a man.

Officers say they received a report the woman, who is is being supported by specialist officers, has been sexually assaulted a number of times while attending the appointments in the Broughton Park area of Salford.

This is reported to have happened over a number of years.

A 65-year-old man – who was working as a doctor when the offences took place– has been arrested. He remains in custody for questioning for questioning.

Detective Inspector Thomas Willis, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “Any sexual assault is deeply traumatising for any victim and I want to reiterate Greater Manchester Police’s firm commitment to investigating reports thoroughly.

“We have a team of specialist officers supporting the woman through this distressing time, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank her for coming forward and showing true bravery.

“If anyone holds information that they think could assist our enquiries I would plea with you to please come forward. Any information passed to us will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and treated sensitively.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1319, quoting incident number 3151 of 31/05/20. Alternatively, the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.