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Woman ‘raped on Blackpool seafront’ in horrific attack as cops launch manhunt & release crucial details

COPS are urgently hunting for a man wearing “multi-coloured flared trousers” after a woman was allegedly raped on a waterfront.

Emergency services were raced to Blackpool promenade around 3.30am today.

The alleged horror attack is said to have happened on the Blackpool seafront

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The alleged horror attack is said to have happened on the Blackpool seafrontCredit: Getty

Lancashire Police are now trying to speak to a man described as tall, Asian and in his mid-30s.

The force said the man was also wearing multi-coloured flared trousers, a short sleeve top and a black Durag in connection.

Det. Insp. Liam Davy, of West CID said: “This is a serious offence, and we are working hard to identify the person responsible.

“The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

“We know this may be alarming to read, but we want to reassure you that we have launched an investigation, and we have increased targeted patrols in the area, whilst the investigation is ongoing.

“We’re now reaching out to you, to ask for your help. If you have any dashcam or CCTV footage, or if you saw anything suspicious, or a man matching the above description in the area between Blue Water Hotel and the North Pier between midnight and 3:30am this morning, please get in touch.”

You can call 101, quoting log 0134 of May 16.


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