Bispham man in court accused of raping girl, 10, and other sex attacks

A man made his first appearance in court after being charged with raping a 10-year-old girl.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 2:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 2:20 pm

Daniel Pritchard, 41, of Pinewood Avenue, Bispham, also faces three allegations of sex attacks on female children, and a fifth charge of engaging in a sex act in front of a child.

Appearing at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today, Pritchard had his case sent to Preston Crown Court.

Defending, Gary McAnulty said the alleged offences date back several years.

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“He denies the charges,” the lawyer added.

Pritchard remains in custody and is due to appear before the higher court on Wednesday, October 6.

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