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Man in court on seafront ‘kidnap’ bid charge

Central Pier, where one of the attacks is alleged to have taken place

Central Pier, where one of the attacks is alleged to have taken place

A man has made his first appearance in court charged with attempting to kidnap a girl on Blackpool seafront.

Christopher Wright, 37, is alleged to have grabbed a 13-year-old girl on The Promenade and trying to drag her on to the beach.

Wright, of no fixed address, is also charged with sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl in the arcade on Central Pier in another incident.

Wright was remanded in custody by Blackpool Magistrates until he appears at Preston Crown Court on September 3.

No bail application was made for Wright.

 
 
 

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