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Man arrested after sexual assault

Written by on May 28, 2020

DETECTIVES investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Blackpool have arrested a man.

Police launched an investigation after the incident which happened at about 10.25pm on Monday (May 25th)

A woman in her twenties was walking along ‘Lower Walk’, near to the sea front, between Gynn Square and The Metropole Hotel when she was approached by an unknown man who blocked her path and then exposed himself to her and then sexually assaulted her by grabbing her breasts and crotch. The woman then ran off and the offender walked off towards Bispham.

Following a media appeal a 25-year-old local man was arrested in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, May 28th) on suspicion of sexual assault. They are currently in custody.

Police enquiries are continuing and anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1864 of May 25 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.