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Nicola Riley: urgent appeal to find missing woman

Have you seen Nicola Riley, 26, from Blackburn? Credit: Lancashire police

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help to find a missing woman.

Nicola Riley, who is 26 and from Blackburn, was likely last seen at Preston Train Station on Monday September 24 at around 10am.

She has links to Blackburn, Blackpool and the Sanda Croft area of Birmingham. She may have travelled there.

If you have seen her or know where she is, please call 01254 353901 urgently. If you fail to get an answer, please call 101

– Lancashire Police

Appeal after woman sexually assaulted on busy main road

Police want to speak to the man on the left. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted in Blackburn.

It happened shortly before 1pm on Wednesday 19 September on King Street.

Officers would like any witnesses to come forward with information about the assault, which happened "in broad daylight on a busy main road".

They want to speak to the man pictured above, who was using a bicycle with distinctive white wall tyres.


Shocking CCTV released of car being torched

Police have released shocking CCTV images of a car being set alight outside a house in Blackburn.

It happened on Blackthorn Close in the early hours of Friday morning.

Lancashire Police said that after this Peugeot was attacked, the offender also tried to torch an Audi nearby.

The offender made off on foot in the direction of Oak Street where it is thought he then travelled on a bicycle towards Whalley Range.

We believe that the cars were targeted and there isn’t thought to be a wider threat to the public. That said, this could have caused a lot more damage than just the destruction of the Peugeot car.

– DI Mark Gillibrand, Blackburn Police

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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