Freckleton rape suspect bailed by police

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Detectives investigating a historical rape allegation have released a Fylde coast man on bail.

Lancashire Police has confirmed a 64-year-old man from Freckleton was arrested on suspicion of rape yesterday morning before being released on bail.

The allegation relates to a 28-year-old woman, although it not clear when the offence is claimed to have taken place.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “A 64-year-old man from Freckleton who was arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicion of rape has been bailed until January 20 pending further enquiries.”

The force said the allegation is “historical in nature”.