Lancashire

Knifepoint sex attack on Blackpool woman

A 21-year-old woman has been robbed and sexually attacked at knifepoint in Blackpool, Lancashire Police said.

Details have just been released about the "terrifying assault" which took place on Monday morning.

The woman was pushed into an alley by a man who demanded cash from her as she walked on Dickson Road between 05:00 and 06:00 GMT, said detectives.

She gave him some money and was then sexually assaulted by the man, who is said to be in his 20s.

Det Insp Tony Baxter said: "This was a terrifying assault on a young woman and we have a team of detectives working to trace the person responsible."

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