Man found guilty of rape in Burnley

A man has been found guilty of rape in Burnley.

Lee Barr bit and strangled his victim while he raped her at a property in Blackburn.

He appeared in the dock at Preston Crown Court last week where a jury unanimously found him guilty of rape and sexual assault.

Barr, 27, now of no fixed address but previously of Tythebarn Street, Darwen, was placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and remanded back into custody to be sentenced at the same court of 16th August 2024.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: ‘’She was understandably terrified of Barr but showed incredible bravery and strength by telling us what he had done.

‘’We listened to her, believed her and secured charged against Barr.

‘’If you or somebody you know has been the victim of a sexual offence, report it online via https://orlo.uk/YKtfi or call 101. If a crime is in progress always call 999.’’

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