Lancashire

Man arrested over rape of Blackpool schoolgirl in park

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in a Blackpool park.

Police said the girl was attacked by a man in Claremont Park after he started to talking to her as she walked along Claremont Road near Devonshire Road.

Lancashire Police released details on Monday about the alleged attack which they said took place on Friday evening.

Detectives described the assault as a "terrifying" incident for the teenager.

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