Lancashire

Sex assault on woman in a doorway in Blackpool

A 21-year-old woman has been subjected to a serious sexual assault in a doorway in Blackpool.

The victim was approached by a man in Adelaide Street West just after 0245 BST on Friday.

He ushered her into a doorway and attacked her. He then walked along the Promenade with her to the junction of Tyldesley Road before running off.

Det Insp Tony Baxter said: "This is a horrific crime and she has been left very distressed by the ordeal."

The offender is described as a white man of medium height and aged between 20 and 25 years. He is said to have a local accent and light brown shaved hair.

He was wearing a black top, black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers with a grey or white trim.

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