Man charged over South Shore rape case in Blackpool

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Blackpool last week have now charged a man.
Police have now charged a man with rape.Police have now charged a man with rape.
Police have now charged a man with rape.

David Dara, 28, of no fixed address, was charged last night with rape and will appear before magistrates in the town tomorrow.

Police launched an enquiry after a 20-year-old woman was approached by a man and taken into an alleyway off Hopton Road at the side of the Home Bargains Store on Tyldesley Road in South Shore before she was raped.

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The incident happened at about 10.30pm on Thursday, April 23.

A 19-year-old local man who had been arrested in connection with the enquiry has been released without charge.

A police spokesman said: "We would like to thank everyone in the community who came forward to assist with our appeal for information. Your support is hugely appreciated, as always."