Two Blackpool men convicted of rape and abuse charges

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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Two men have been found guilty of a string of historic sexual offences against a youngster.

Harry Anthony Collier, 63, of Mythop Road, Blackpool, was convicted of four rapes and 14 indecent assaults.

Both men were convicted by jurors following a trial at Preston Crown Court relating to attacks in the 1970s and 80s, which involved two girls and a woman.

Collier indecently assaulted the first complainant when she was between the ages of four and nine.

He went on to rape a woman in Blackpool in 1988, and carried out a campaign of rape and abused of a second child - whom he also aided his co-defendant to attack.

Co-defendant Paul Snedker, 57, of no fixed abode, was convicted of two counts of rape and an indecent assault.

The trial was previously told one girl would be provided with cider or white pills before being taken to a bedroom and abused while additional people would be present.

The duo will be sentenced on June 22.