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Woman on crutches raped near Blackpool Zoo

Woodside Drive in Blackpool
Image caption The man drove the woman to Woodside Drive near Blackpool Zoo

A woman on crutches was raped near Blackpool Zoo after accepting a lift from a man she thought she knew.

The victim was approached as she walked along Palatine Road in Blackpool, police said.

The man drove her to Woodside Drive, a quiet road leading to Blackpool Zoo, before raping her in a nearby wooded area.

Details have just emerged about the incident which took place between 17:00 and 23:00 BST on Saturday.

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