Hunt after sex attack on teen

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POLICE are investigating after a teenager was subjected to an horrific sex attack in broad daylight.

Officers were called in after the 17-year-old girl told them she was approached by a man on St David’s Road South, St Annes, who dragged her into a doorway and assaulted her.

The scene was cordoned off and inquiries have been continuing at the scene, and in the surrounding area, since the attack was reported.

Police have interviewed the youngster and today launched an appeal for any witnesses to come forward.


Det Insp Andy Unsworth, of Blackpool CID, said: “This would have been a very busy time of day and I am confident somebody must have seen something.”

Officers believe the assault happened some time between 11.45am and 12.30pm on Thursday.

The man they want to speak to was described as white, in his early 20s with fair, spiky hair and a distinctive tattoo on his inner, right forearm.

He wore blue shorts with a bright yellow t-shirt and white socks and trainers.