Lancashire

Man charged with raping two schoolgirls in Lancashire

A 19-year-old man charged with raping two schoolgirls in Lancashire has appeared in court.

The man, who is from Darwen, was arrested by police on Wednesday.

He was charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in April and the rape of a 14-year-old girl between June and October last year.

He appeared at Blackburn Magistrates' Court where he was remanded in custody. He is due to appear before Preston Crown Court on 13 June.

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