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UPDATE: Girl arrested following series of robberies in Blackpool

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Over the weekend we asked for your help in identifying a girl we wanted to speak to in connection with a series of robberies in Blackpool.

A 13-year-old girl from Thornton-Cleveleys was arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday (October 4). She has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Detectives have previously arrested three boys – aged 17, 16 and 13 – and a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of robbery. They have since been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

A 16-year-old boy from Preston arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife/ bladed article on Friday (October 1) has since been charged with three counts of robbery. He appeared at court over the weekend.

The charges relate to a series of robberies in Blackpool, which happened between 5pm and 8pm on September 30 between the town centre and Claremont areas.

The robberies involved a group of people who have approached and threatened a number of victims and stolen property. 

A 19-year-old man from Blackpool, arrested on suspicion of affray, has since been released no further action.


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