Girl, 13, arrested after spate of robberies in Blackpool

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This comes after police asked for the public’s help in identifying a girl they wanted to speak to


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A girl has been arrested after a spate of robberies in Blackpool.

The 13-year-old girl from Thornton-Cleveleys was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday (October 4).

This comes after Lancashire Police asked for the public’s help in identifying a girl they wanted to speak to in connection with the crimes.

She has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Detectives have previously arrested three boys – aged 17, 16 and 13 – and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of robbery. They have since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

A 16-year-old boy from Preston arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife/ bladed article on Friday (October 1) has since been charged with three counts of robbery. He appeared at court over the weekend.

The charges relate to a series of robberies in Blackpool, which happened between 5pm and 8pm on September 30 between the town centre and Claremont areas.

The robberies involved a group of people who have approached and threatened a number of victims and stolen property.

A 19-year-old man from Blackpool, arrested on suspicion of affray, has since been released no further action.