Man arrested after woman raped on Catterall footpath

A woman was raped as she walked along a public footpath in Catterall in the early hours of the morning, police have said.

Sunday, 20th December 2020, 11:15 am
Updated Sunday, 20th December 2020, 11:16 am
A 25-year-old man is in custody

Police were called around 3.50am yesterday (Saturday, December 19) to Tan Yard Road after the woman was heard screaming.

The woman in her 20s said she had been attacked by a man, who had run off afterwards.

A 25-year-old man from Catterall has been arrested on suspicion of rape and remains in police custody.

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Det insp Chris Naidu, of Lancashire Police, said: “While we have made an arrest we continue to appeal to anyone with information to come forward.

.At this time we believe the victim travelled to the area in a taxi before the man assaulted her on a footpath close to Tan Yard Road.

“The woman continues to be supported by officers.

“We understand this is a very concerning incident for the local community and patrols have been increased in the area.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0229 of December 19.