Lancashire

Teenager sexually assaulted in Preston nightclub

A teenager has been sexually assaulted at a nightclub in Lancashire.

The 18-year-old student was dancing with a man in Browns, in Preston city centre, in the early hours of Saturday.

She was followed into the toilets by the man who locked her into a cubicle and subjected her to a serious sexual assault, police said.

The man is described as white, of slim build, 6ft (1.8m) tall, with black spiky hair.

He spoke with a non-English accent and was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, and a white or light-coloured top under his jacket.

Det Insp Dave McKenna, of Lancashire police, said: "This is a serious assault and we are keen to trace the man.

"We are examining CCTV footage from within the nightclub and the surrounding area and I would ask that if anyone was in the toilets when the incident occurred or who may have seen this man inside the nightclub to come forward."

Police in Preston are also investigating a sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman in Jackson street at about 0520 BST.

Officers are not linking the attacks, a police spokesman said.

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