Campaign launched to tackle attacks

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A campaign to tackle rape in Lancashire kicks off on Monday.

Police are launching the month-long initiative to raise awareness and help educate men about the law.

Supt Andrew Murphy, head of public protection operations, said: “Rape is a devastating crime which has a profound effect on victims and their families.

“We deal with reports of rape across the county every day. There are a wide range of circumstances around each case – but the common factor is that where there is no consent, it is rape.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “What I want is for no one to have to go through the ordeal of rape – that is why this campaign is so important. It encourages young men to think twice about their behaviour.”