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18 year old arrested in nursing home sexual assault investigation

The incident happened at New Thursby nursing home in Lytham St. Annes earlier this month

Police were called shortly before 5am on Sunday, August 4th to reports an unknown male had been found in a room of New Thursby Nursing Home on Clifton Drive with a resident. 

Enquiries are very much ongoing but at this point we are investigating a sexual assault.

An 18 year old man from Lytham St Annes has this morning (16 August) been arrested on suspicion of rape and burglary. He is currently in police custody.

A 16 year old boy from Blackpool earlier arrested on suspicion of rape and burglary remains released under investigation pending further enquiries.

The victim and their family are being cared for by professionals and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A team of detectives remain committed to the investigation and would urge anyone with information to call 101 quoting log 350 of 4th August

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