UPDATE: Police investigate alleged sexual assault in Chorley

Police have issued an update after a girl claimed she was sexually assaulted in Chorley.

The teenager said had got off the train at the railway station and walked along Lyons Lane South and George Street before turning left on to Cunliffe Street and then on to Salisbury Street. It is here that she reported that she approached from behind by a man who pushed her against a wall and assaulted her, sometime between 4:30pm and 5pm on Monday.


Police have carried out a number of enquiries and say they are now confident that no sexual assault took place at the time and location described. However, they are continuing to make further enquiries.

Police have extra patrols in Chorley town centre as reassurance.

Detective Inspector Denise Fardella, of South CID, said: “We obviously take all such reports extremely seriously and we have carried out a number of enquiries which mean that we are now confident that no assault happened at the time and place described but we are still investigating, and we are conducting further enquiries to try and establish what has gone on.”  

The suspect is described as a white man, about five ft 8ins tall, aged 20-25, wearing a grey hoodie, black joggers, and a beanie hat.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting 1430 of March 4 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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