Police appeal after reports of sexual assault in Poulton last night

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Police have launched an appeal after receiving a report of a sexual assault in Poulton’s Jean Stansfield Memorial Park last night.

Police have cordoned off an area of the Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Poulton

Police have cordoned off an area of the Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Poulton

In a statement on social media, Lancashire Police stated: “We received a report of a sexual assault in Jean Stansfield Memorial Park, Vicarage Road, Poulton, when a group of four or five men followed the victim before one man carried out the attack.”

The incident is said to have occurred at 10.40pm last night.

Today the park and part of Poulton town centre remained cordoned off, with a strong police presence.

There has been a large police presence in Poulton today

There has been a large police presence in Poulton today

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, referencing log number 1667 of Oct 22