Burnley police investigate canal towpath sex attack report

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An investigation has begun into a suspected sex attack on a woman on a canal towpath in Burnley, police said.

A Lancashire Police spokeswoman said the alleged assault, close to Thompson Park. was reported by the woman at about 01:45 GMT.

The spokeswoman added: "Officers are currently trying to establish exactly what has occurred. No arrests have been made as yet."

Patrols have been stepped up to "reassure" residents.

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