Two boys – aged 10 and 11 – have been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while robbing her.
The defendants, both from Blackpool, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, are charged with robbing the woman of a handbag and contents valued at £300.
They are also alleged to have sexually assaulted the woman during the robbery on September 7 last year. The defendants are also accused of attempting to rob two other women of their purses on the same day. Both boys pleaded not guilty to all the offences.
The case was adjourned to tomorrow.