Arrest made after complaints women were touched

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Police have made an arrest after two women alleged they were touched inappropriately by a man on a bike.

Officers say a 30-year-old from Preston is in custody on suspicion of sexual assault following a media appeal for witnesses.

The women both claimed they were touched by a man cycling past.

The first incident happened on February 23 and involved a 24-year-old woman who was walking along Lytham Road in the city.

The second came on March 13 when a 43-year-old woman was walking in Garstang Road, near to its junction with Lytham Road.

On each occasion the women claimed the man grabbed their bottom before cycling off.

A police spokesman said today: “Following our appeal on Monday, a 30-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and is currently in custody.”