“Asian,” being, of course, the newer euphemism for describing men of “North African/Mediterranean” appearance.
Evening Standard, February 11, 2018.
A man tried to rape a 10-year-old girl after she became separated from her friends in Manchester, according to police.
The “brave” child was attacked in the Openshaw area shortly after 2pm on Saturday.
She managed to escape before alerting a dog-walker, Greater Manchester Police said.
Patrols have been stepped up in the area as officers search for the attacker.
He is described as a man in his 20s, of Asian appearance, with a slim build and wearing a dark coat.
Detective Chief Inspector James Riley said: “What happened to this young girl is understandably very upsetting and specially trained officers will continue to support her in any way they can.
“Parents and neighbours will be concerned and we have stepped up our visible police patrols throughout the coming days and nights….