Poulton sex assault update as patrols increased across the town

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Officers are appealing for any eye witnesses who were there at the time or anyone with access to CCTV footage and or dashcam footage.

 

Police in Jean Stansfield Memorial Park following the attack
Police in Jean Stansfield Memorial Park following the attack (Image: BPL Bible / LancsLive)

Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses to a sexual assault on a woman as investigations remain active and increase patrols are introduced.

Officers were called to the Jean Stansfield Memorial Park in Vicarage Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, after reports of a woman being followed by a group of men before being attacked.

The call to police made around 10:40pm on Friday (October 22). The victim in her 20’s had been followed into the park by a group of four or five men , described as being in their 30’s, before one of the men attacked her.

No arrests have been made at this point but police enquiries are still ongoing as officers are appealing for eye witnesses. Anyone with CCTV cameras in the are and anyone with dashcam footage that could help with investigations.

Police patrols have increased in the area officers telling residents not to be alarmed.

A spokesperson for the force tonight (October 25) said: “The Police are continuing to actively pursue enquiries following a report of a woman being the victim of a serious sexual assault in Jean Stansfield Memorial Park, Vicarage Road, on Friday night.

“We were called at around 10:40pm to a report that the woman – aged in her 20s – had been followed into the park by a group of four or five men, before one of the men attacked her.

“The men are described as being aged in their 30s. At this time, no arrests have been made.

“We are taking this report extremely seriously and the Police presence in the area has been increased whilst investigations are ongoing. Don’t be concerned if you see officers patrolling – we’re out to keep you safe.

“Please work with us – if you have any information, report it to us on 101 (quoting incident number LC-20211022-1667). Alternatively, you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. We would be very keen to hear from you if you have CCTV or dashcam footage from that area between 9pm-10:20pm (Friday, 22 October). Thank you.”