July 2023

Man jailed for sexual offences following GMP investigation

Francis Henshaw (22/01/1981), of Bury New Road, Heywood, has been sentenced to nine years in prison with a two-year extended licence after being convicted of rape and sexual assault.

Yesterday (Monday 3 July 2023) Minshull Street Crown Court heard that in September 2022, Henshaw sexually assaulted a teenage victim on her way to work in Manchester City Centre.

After pressuring the victim to join him in a back street, he proceeded to sexually assault her. A member of the public intervened in the incident and led the victim away.

Henshaw committed a further offence in December 2022, when he approached a woman on a night out in Rochdale Town Centre. A short time later, he sexually assaulted and raped her in a secluded area.