Sexual assault on 13-year-old girl in park investigated

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A sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl was today being investigated by Lancashire detectives.

Police were alerted on Friday after a report that a teenage girl had been sexually assaulted in Withy Grove Park, Bamber Bridge.

The attack is believed to have happened on Thursday.

A police spokesman said: “It’s the early stages of the investigation and our enquiries are ongoing.”

No arrests have been made at this stage and the girl is being supported by specially-trained officers.

Neighbours reported scenes of crime officers in the park and an area near a tree cordoned off.

One resident said there had been a police presence at the scene all night.

Anyone who has any information should contact police by dialling 101 quoting reference 0847 of June 17.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111