Blackpool man accused of rape is found

A 31-year-old man from Blackpool who was wanted by police after failing to appear at court has been found, say police.

Friday, 18th August 2017, 1:50 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
Elliot Jones, from North Shore, was due to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 3

Elliot Jones, from North Shore, was due to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 3 for a pre-trial hearing after being charged with three counts of raping a seven-year-old boy and three counts of raping an eight-year-old girl by police in January.

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His trial is due to start on Monday August 21.

Officers arrested the man during the evening of August 18.

Police thanked everyone who shared their appeal.