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BLACKPOOL – Witness appeal After 14yr Old Was Sexually Assaulted

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Witness appeal after 14 year old boy is sexual assaulted in Blackpool 

POLICE are appealing for information following the sexual assault of a 14 year old boy in Blackpool.

The incident has taken place sometime between midnight and 1am on Sunday 17th November when the boy has left a house party in Marton.

The boy has been walking alone along Common Edge Road near to the Highfield pub where he has met a man who has engaged him in conversation.

The victim has then walked with the man towards Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church where he was sexually assaulted in the church grounds.

The man is described as white, aged in his mid-30s and around 5ft9 or 5ft10 tall. He had a large stomach and short black and grey spiked hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue and white horizontal striped jumper, dark trousers and shoes and spoke with a local accent.

CCTV and forensic enquires are underway but police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Nick Connaughton from Blackpool CID said: “We are at the early stages of an investigation and are still trying to establish exactly what has happened.

“Any report of sexual assault incredibly serious, especially when the victim is a 14 year old boy. I would appeal to anybody that thinks they may have witnessed anything that could assist police with their investigation to come forward.

We believe the man involved is local and may have been drinking or socialising in area prior to the incident so I would urge people to consider the description above and if anyone thinks they have seen this man or knows who he could be I would urge them to call police.

“I would also appeal directly to the man involved to make contact with police so we can understand exactly what has happened.

“I’d reassure people that we believe this is an isolated incident and patrols have been increased in the area.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

20131119-155418.jpgPeople with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Two police officers in critical condition after being hit by a car

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Two Met Police Officers are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

Police have arrested three people including the driver.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Police placed a cordon at the scene which has now been lifted.

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Six dead after six-vehicle crash in Birmingham

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Six people have been killed in a horrific crash in Birmingham just one week before Christmas.

Another person is fighting for their life the crash involving three cars including a taxi in Edgbaston, Birmingham occurred in the early hours of this morning.

Witnesses have described how they saw a number of people ejected from their vehicles during the incident resulting in utter devastation and carnage.

The crash happened at about 1.10am at the entrance to the underpass on Lee Bank Middleway, near Edgbaston, at the junction of Bristol Road.

The driver of a black cab died at the scene along with a female passenger, a male passenger died later in hospital.

Four men in a car were all thrown from their vehicle and three of them died at the scene of the crash. The fourth is in a critical condition.

Any witnesses to the crash have been asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101.

Our thoughts are with all of those emergency workers who responded to this truly traumatic incident and the family and the friends those who have sadly died in this incident.

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Nine-year-old boy locked in safe during game of hide and seek

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A Nine-year-old boy became trapped in a safe during a game of hide and seek at his grandfathers home in Berlin.

He had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid inside the sade. He was playing with his little brother at home in Lichterfelde, Berlin.

Believing he has found the perfect hiding place the boy went inside the unused safe and closed the door locking himself in.

The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding place.

His hiding place was eventually found but his grandfather was the only person who knew the code for the safe and he was away.

They could not get in contact with him and called for help from the local fire brigade.

They tested family birthdays for three hours in the hope they’d crack the code while pumping oxygen into the safe via a tiny crack.

As a specialist team arrived who was able to cut the safe open they managed to enter a successful six-digit code.

Firefighters say the child remained calm throughout the ordeal and was shocked but unharmed.

Berlin firefighter Thomas Kirstein said it was a happy ending and super early Christmas present.

Hopefully, he won’t be hiding in there again and in future, they’ll be keeping the door shut because this incident could have been very different.

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