Lancashire Police's Major Investigation Team are investigating a rape in Colne.
The incident happened shortly before 11pm on Saturday 6th February when a 23-year-old woman was walking along Tennyson Road. When she was at the junction with Slater Avenue she is thought to have been grabbed from behind by a man and dragged into a ginnel where possibly two or three other men were waiting.
Officers are conducting a number of enquiries in the area, including house to house, CCTV and forensic enquiries as part of the on-going investigation.
They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a group of three or four men acting suspiciously in the area at around 10.40pm on Saturday evening.
DCI Joanne McHugh from the Force Major Investigation Team said:
The man who was killed in a collision in Colne last Thursday has been named as Keith Robinson, from Burnley.
His family have paid an emotional tribute:
A 50-year-old man from Burnley was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
A second man, aged 22, from Colne, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.
A 23-year-old man from Nelson was also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All three are currently in police custody.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.
Det Chief Insp Jo McHugh, of Burnley CID, said:
If you can help, contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1377 of February 4.
The Ministry of Defence has moves to reassure the public after a Russian military aircraft was photographed flying over Lancashire.
The Antonov aircraft was seen in the skies near Colne at the weekend, sparking concerned calls to the MoD.
But a spokesman said the flight was "routine" and and pre-approved by defence chiefs.
Detectives in Lancashire are trying to identify a man who fell from a railway bridge in Colne.
Paramedics were called to the scene on the town's Knotts Lane last Sunday evening, but could not save him from his injuries.
Officers have released an artist's impression of the man, who was believed to be aged between 40 and 55.
He was around 5ft 9in tall. He wore glasses, blue trousers, a blue and white checked shirt, a grey jumper, and a brown zip-up jacket.
The man carried no ID of any kind.
Detective Inspector Jez Holland said: "While he doesn’t match any of our missing person’s records, he is someone’s father, brother or uncle and surely someone, somewhere is missing him and wondering what has happened to him."
Police are appealing for witnesses a 35 year old woman was raped on her way home from a night out in Colne on Saturday.
The attack happened sometime between 9.40pm and 10.15pm at the rear of Exchange Street and Blascomy Way when the woman has encountered a lone man smoking a cigarette.
It is believed the man may have been disturbed during the attack when someone has been heard speaking further up the backstreet.
Officers are carrying out CCTV and house to house enquires but anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation should contact Lancashire Police on 101.
A 35 year old man from Colne has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is currently being questioned by officers.
It is thought up to 40,000 mourners lined the streets of Colne for Wallace Hartley's funeral.
Events are being held in Colne today to mark the 100th anniversary of Wallace Hartley's funeral.
He was the bandmaster on board the Titanic. His was the only musician's body to be recovered after the disaster.
A funeral walk will leave from Bethel Church in the town at 10.30am.
There will also be a memorial service at his graveside at 1.30pm.
Call Colne Library on 01282 871155 for more details.