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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

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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.

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