Lancashire

Merseyside man admits kidnapping girl, 10

A man has pleaded guilty to the kidnap and sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl who was snatched when she was playing on a Lancashire street.

Kevin Holmes, 28, from Crosby on Merseyside, also admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm but denied raping the schoolgirl.

The youngster was kidnapped and attacked after she visited a sweet shop in Fleetwood on 9 May.

Holmes, of Coney Crescent, will stand trial on the rape charge on 6 December.

He was remanded in custody when he appeared at Preston Crown Court.

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