Woman victim of alley attack

Scene of attack in Ribble Road, Blackpool

Scene of attack in Ribble Road, Blackpool

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DETECTIVES and forensics officers are investigating after reports of a robbery and sex attack in central Blackpool.

Officers were called to an alleyway behind Ribble Road at 2pm yesterday after the female victim told police she had been assaulted there in the early hours of the morning.

Blackpool beach close to where Leslie Bertram's body was found.

Blackpool beach close to where Leslie Bertram's body was found.

A police spokesman said: “We received a report of a sexual assault having taken place in an alleyway of Ribble Road in the early hours of this morning.

“We are still at the early stages of the investigation and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding what has happened.”

If anyone has any information they think may assist the investigation, they are asked to contact police on 101.

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