Appeal to trace taxi driver

Monday, July 25, 2022

Were you driving a taxi in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday, July 24) in Blackpool? You may be able to help as a witness with a police investigation.

Officers were called around 2.10am after a report a woman in her 30s had been raped by a man in the Dickson Road area.

After the attack the victim went in a taxi and was taken to an address close to the Forestgate area, near Stanley Park, where she told family who reported the incident to police.

The woman is being supported by officers.

An investigation is underway and enquiries ongoing.

Det Sgt Chris Smith said: “We are particularly keen to speak to a taxi driver who took the woman to the address close the Forestgate area, near Stanley Park.

“If this was you, please come forward immediately as we believe you could help with our investigation.

“I must stress the driver is being treated as a witness and is not suspected of any crime.

“Officers are supporting the victim and we are conducting a number of enquiries to identify the offender.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0152 of July 24.

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