Lancashire

Girl, 16, sexually assaulted at Accrington rail station

Accrington railway station Image copyright Peter Whatley/Geograph
Image caption The assault took place at Accrington rail station

A 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a railway station platform after she was followed by three men.

The attack took place at Accrington station in Lancashire in the early hours of Sunday, said police.

The girl and a friend had been walking along Richmond Road when they got talking to the men, who followed the pair to the station, Lancashire Police said.

One of the group then committed a serious sexual assault.

The attacker, described as Asian, aged 19 or 20 and of muscular build, then fled towards Paxton Street.

He was wearing a baseball cap, a red checked jacket and dark trousers.

Det Sgt Melissa Kelly, of Blackburn CID, appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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