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Police looking for man after sexual assault

The man approached a 13-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police have released an artist's impression of a man they would like to speak to after a sexual assault was reported in Walton-le-Dale near Preston.

Officers say a 13-year-old girl was approached by a man in the Severn Drive and Duddle Drive area. He tried to speak to the young girl before sexually assaulting her.


Sir Tom condolence books presented to Finney family

Books of condolence in honour of Sir Tom Finney have been leather bound and presented to his family.

Sir Tom, who made 472 appearances for Preston North End and played 76 times for England, died in February at the age of 91.

Brian Finney, son of Sir Tom, collected the five books from the Mayor of Preston, Cllr Nick Promfret.

Sir Tom's family accept the Books of Condolence.

“The books of condolence represent the great sadness that enveloped not only this city, but the footballing world, when the news came through that Sir Tom had passed away. “Now those wonderful comments, memories and tributes to Sir Tom can be treasured by his family forever."

– Cllr Nick Promfret, Mayor of Preston.

Jury told of injuries to dead Oldham baby

A jury's heard a man killed his housemate's seven-week-old baby, by causing serious head injuries to the child.

Thomas Gacek, from Oldham, died on 27 January this year.

The prosecution say he suffered "non-accidental injuries."

Tributes outside the house on Hillside Avenue.

David Mokzranowski, 26, is charged with manslaughter.

He shared a house with the baby's mother, Katarzyna Gacek, 24, on the town's Hillside Avenue.

The court was told she left the youngster in Mokrzanowski's "frequent sole care".

Both Gacek, and her boyfriend Darren Butterfield, 35, are accused of allowing or causing the death of a child.

All three defendants deny the charges.


Preston cancer patient runs 6 marathons

A man from Preston is tackling 6 marathons in 6 months while undergoing chemotherapy for incurable Bowel Cancer.

Ben Ashworth was diagnosed 2 years ago and has since been told the disease is incurable.

The father of three wants to give his girls as many memories as possible and has already completed 3 of his 6 marathons.

Our Lancashire reporter Amy Welch has been to meet him:-

And you can find out more about Ben's charity marathons by clicking on the following links:-

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