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Man charged with rape in Burnley

Friday, February 9, 2024

We have charged a man after a 17-year-old girl was raped in Burnley.

Our officers were called at around 3.45pm on 29th January to a report a girl had been approached by a man on Colne Road and led to Bank Parade and Church Street where she was raped.

A 29-year-old man was arrested yesterday (8th February).

After consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Lewis Watson, 29, of Hazel Grove, Preston, was charged with rape and assaulting a female by penetration.

He was remanded to appear before Blackburn Magistrates Court today (9th February).