Two accused of rape on roller coaster

TWO men face charges of rape allegedly committed on Blackpool's Big One roller coaster.

The duo, who are charged with sexual assault involving four schoolgirls on a trip to the Pleasure Beach, have made their first appearance at court.

The sex attacks on the four 13-year-old girls are alleged to have taken place in the queue for and on the roller coaster on September 7 last year.

Mechanic Asad Mahmood, 19, and Haqnawez Razzaq, 26, who are both of Oldham, each face one charge of rape and four charges of sexual touching.

The defendants were bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 7.