UPDATE: Man arrested following Blackburn assault

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Detectives investigating a brutal assault in Blackburn have charged a man.

Police launched an investigation on Saturday (September 23) after a 33-year-old woman was physically and sexually assaulted as she walked along George Street West. The woman suffered injuries including a fractured jaw, bleed on the brain and a number of lost teeth. She remains in hospital undergoing treatment.

Following extensive enquiries police arrested a man on Tuesday.

Sam Carrington, 22, of no fixed address, was charged with attempted rape, sexual assault on a female, Section 18 - grievous bodily harm with intent and committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence yesterday.

He has been remanded to appear at Blackburn Magsitrates' Court today (Thursday, September 28).



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