Stanley Park incident.. man arrested

Detectives have arrested a man in connection with an indecent exposure offence in Blackpool.

Around 3.30pm on Tuesday (October 1) a man allegedly approached an 11-year-old girl and exposed himself in Stanley Park. The girl made off and reported the incident.

Following enquiries a 50-year-old man from Blackpool has today (Friday, October 4) been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and is in custody.

Detectives have also confirmed they are no longer investigating a second report of a boy being approached by a man in Stanley Park.

Officers were contacted on Wednesday (October 2) following an allegation an 11-year old boy was in the park collecting conkers when a man asked the boy to go with him into a van. The boy reported the incident to his mother who called the police.

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