Lancashire man charged with rape after woman sexually assaulted and attacked with weapon in Accrington

A man has been charged by police after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Accrington.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 7th March 2022, 4:19 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2022, 4:25 pm

A woman was attacked with a weapon and subjected to a serious sexual assault in the town at around 10.25am on February 28, police said.

A man in his 50s was arrested later the same day.

Mark Yeates, 51, of Nuttall Street, Accrington, was later charged with charged with rape, assault and false imprisonment.

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He was remanded into custody to appear before Blackburn magistrates on Monday morning (March 7).

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A man has been charged after police were called to reports a woman had been assaulted with a weapon and subjected to a serious sexual assault in Accrington.