Police have released an image of a man wanted after a girl was grabbed in Newton Heath.
The 10-year-old was playing in Brookdale Park when a man approached her, grabbing her arm and asking her to go with him, before she screamed, alerting two friends who had left her for a moment.
The man, who fled the scene, is described as Asian, 5ft 11in tall, aged between 20 and 30, chubby and was wearing a black clothing and shoes.
The incident took place at around 3.30pm on Monday, May 4.
Detective Constable Michael O’Connor said: “The girl has been very brave and worked with our forensic imaging specialists to create an E-fit of the man who grabbed her.
“I would ask people to look carefully at this image and if you do recognise this man, or see him in the area, please contact police.
“We do not know what this man’s intentions were and that is why we are taking this incident very seriously and doing all we can to apprehend this man.
“I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who recognise this man, to come forward.”