Searches are underway off the coast of Blackpool after contact was lost with a light aircraft https://t.co/wrr6hqKXiW
Lancashire Police and other agencies are responding to reports that contact has been lost with a light aircraft off the coast of Blackpool.
Emergency services were contacted at shortly after 9am today to the report that contact had been lost with the aircraft and searches are currently underway.
Detectives in Blackpool are investigating a suspected attempted abduction of a girl.
At around 4.30pm on Tuesday an 11-year-old local girl was walking along Faringdon Avenue with a friend when they became separated.
The girl reported seeing a small red van parked up on the pavement and as she has walked by, the driver has leant over the passenger side of the vehicle in an attempt pull her inside.
The man is thought to have a tattoo on his left forearm.
Detective Inspector Lee Wilson said:
“This is a very concerning incident and the victim is understandably very shaken by her ordeal.
“Whilst incidents of this nature are rare, we are taking it very seriously and have increased patrols in the area.
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