Blackpool man named and charged after woman seriously assaulted

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Thomas Brotherton has appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court

Preston Magistrates Court

Preston Magistrates Court (Image: Andrew Teebay)

A Blackpool man has been charged by police investigating a serious assault.

Officers were called to a report a woman was being attacked in Lytham Road at around 9.30pm on Friday (May 28).

A man was later arrested in connection with the incident.

Lancashire Constabulary today (June 1) confirmed Thomas Brotherton, of Lytham Road, Blackpool, was charged with affray, assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm and using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear of unlawful violence.

He was also charged with two offences of criminal damage, possessing a knife in a public place and threatening a person with a blade in a public place.

The 21-year-old was due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court yesterday (May 31).