A TEENAGER who attacked two schoolgirls in Grange Park has been sentenced to eight years in custody.
Khi Grey was a seemingly normal student at Blackpool Sixth Form College.
But within a fortnight, he tried to push a 15-year-old girl into bushes – only letting her go when she screamed “at the top of her voice” – before attacking a second 15-year-old, pulling her into bushes and trying to rape her.
That attack only ended when the victim spotted a passer-by and screamed, spooking Grey into running off.
Both incidents – the first on June 1 and the second on June 14 last year – happened in an alleyway leading to Grange Park, next to the bowling green, off Garstang Road.
Grey, 19, of Stuart Place, Grange Park, had pleaded guilty to a serious sexual assault charge and attempted rape regarding one of the girls, plus a charge of committing an offence with intent to commit a sexual offence, regarding the other girl.
Both of the girls had been in school uniform at the time of the attacks, the court heard.
Appearing at Preston Crown Court on Friday, Grey was given a sentence of four years and eight months custody for one of the incidents, plus another three years and four months consecutive for the other.
He will be on the sex offenders register indefinitely and subject to a sexual offences prevention order.