A woman has been sexually assaulted in a Blackpool alleyway.
Police were called to the alley, off Redcar Road, in North Shore, at around 7.25am today.
A 43-year-old woman reported she had been attacked by a man who had made off from the scene
The victim, from the Blackpool area, is currently being supported by specially trained officers.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said the investigation is in its early stages and enquiries are on-going.
Anyone with information about the incident can call police on 101 quoting crime reference WD1701622.