Brutal sex attack in town centre

Police at the scene of a sexual assault on Alfred Street, Blackpool
Police at the scene of a sexual assault on Alfred Street, Blackpool
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THIS was the shocking scene in Blackpool after a young woman was subjected to a terrifying sex attack in the resort.

Police have launched a major investigation after the 29-year-old reported the brutal assault which took place on Sunday night near Church Street.

Officers cordoned off nearby Alfred Street and placed a tent around the scene of the crime so no vital evidence would be lost.

Police remained at the scene throughout the day, scouring the area for clues.

Meanwhile, specially trained officers from Blackpool Police’s major investigation team interviewed the victim to find out if she could shed any light on the identity of her assailant.

As yet, he remains at large.