UPDATE: Man charged after woman assaulted in Burnley

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

A man has been charged following our investigation into an assault in Burnley.

Our officers were called to Westgate at 2.39am on January 22 following reports a man had assaulted a woman and had run off after being disturbed.

Yesterday, we arrested a 32-year-old man from Hapton as part of our enquiries.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Ashley Pomfet, 32, of Park Gate Close, Hapton, was charged with assault with the intent to commit a sexual offence. He was remanded into custody to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court this morning.

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