Woman, 20, raped by clubgoer in Blackburn

Woman, 20, raped by clubgoer in Blackburn

Woman, 20, raped by clubgoer in Blackburn

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman was brutally raped during a night out in Blackburn.

The victim was dragged and pushed across a road before being pinned against a wall and attacked.

She was left terrified by the ordeal and is now being supported by police counsellors.

The rape happened after the victim was approached by two men who started chatting to her in the Stage Door club, in Mincing Lane.

One of them asked her to go to the toilet with him and began to grab her inappropriately. To avoid him, she went outside to have a cigarette.

The man followed her and pulled her across St Peter’s Street, down Mincing Lane and into a recess between two buildings behind the Hex Tattoo shop where he raped her.

The victim managed to get away and the attack was reported by a family member to police.

Workers at nearby businesses said they were appalled by what had happened.

One man, who works for MY Roofing, which has been carrying out improvements in the area where the rape happened, said: “We put a skip there and apparently it was behind that.

“I do not think it is right anything like that.

“It must have been absolutely horrendous for that girl.”

Giulia Gatto, an apprentice at Kokino Hair, in St Peter’s Street, said: “I am well freaked out because I put the bins out at 8pm.

“I will not be doing that anymore.

“You do not even think about anything like this happening. It is horrible and I am really shocked to hear about it.”

Riaz Patel, manger at Petallica, in Mill Lane, said the area had become quieter at night in recent months.

He said: “It is very bad. At night this area does get fairly spooky.

“There is not really many people passing anymore.

“Before, this used to be a main road. There used to be cars passing all the time and the clubs were quite busy.

“But now there is hardly anybody.”

Det Sgt Eugene Swift, of Blackburn Public Protection Unit, asked for anybody who might have information about 1.40am on Sunday (January 19) to call police.

He said: “This must have been a terrifying ordeal for this woman.

“I would appeal for anyone who has any information to get in touch.”

Anyone with details should contact police on 101 quoting log number 231 of January 19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10:04am Fri 24 Jan 14

Lancs - pensioner says...

The young lady spoke to the men then went outside and there is no ID at all, come on LT/Police give folk a chance to help, can't see why nothing has been reported.
The young lady spoke to the men then went outside and there is no ID at all, come on LT/Police give folk a chance to help, can't see why nothing has been reported. Lancs - pensioner
  • Score: 40

10:23am Fri 24 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

"A 20-YEAR-OLD woman was brutally raped during a night out in Blackburn"

So, is a rape ever non-brutal, then?
"A 20-YEAR-OLD woman was brutally raped during a night out in Blackburn" So, is a rape ever non-brutal, then? Darren1951
  • Score: 42

12:27pm Fri 24 Jan 14

mastergx says...

Lancs - pensioner wrote:
The young lady spoke to the men then went outside and there is no ID at all, come on LT/Police give folk a chance to help, can't see why nothing has been reported.
You know the story, no description = !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Lancs - pensioner[/bold] wrote: The young lady spoke to the men then went outside and there is no ID at all, come on LT/Police give folk a chance to help, can't see why nothing has been reported.[/p][/quote]You know the story, no description = !!!! mastergx
  • Score: 27

12:36pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Biggy12 says...

I'm assuming there was CCTV inside/outside this club? So why No pictures of the offender??

The folk that do this sort of unsavoury behaviour are like a fungus on the penis of society an the police are supposedly the cure,This dirty rat should already be in custody :-(
I'm assuming there was CCTV inside/outside this club? So why No pictures of the offender?? The folk that do this sort of unsavoury behaviour are like a fungus on the penis of society an the police are supposedly the cure,This dirty rat should already be in custody :-( Biggy12
  • Score: 38

2:04pm Fri 24 Jan 14

tntoast says...

not being funny but they have bouncers on the doors ?????? why did they not intervene and the somke area is at back of the pub out side the toilet in the pub
not being funny but they have bouncers on the doors ?????? why did they not intervene and the somke area is at back of the pub out side the toilet in the pub tntoast
  • Score: 24

2:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff says...

There is CCTV in pub so must have a pic of offender so why not put it out to the public to help? If police knew who he was would of been arrested by now
There is CCTV in pub so must have a pic of offender so why not put it out to the public to help? If police knew who he was would of been arrested by now crusade to find the truth from the brown stuff
  • Score: 26

3:01pm Fri 24 Jan 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

typical PC correct police they don't want to say they are looking for an Asian guy or a white guy in case they get accused of racism lol.now we know why the number of crimes is dropping!!!!
typical PC correct police they don't want to say they are looking for an Asian guy or a white guy in case they get accused of racism lol.now we know why the number of crimes is dropping!!!! ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 30

3:25pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Joseph O'M says...

I hope the girl is okay and recovers from this horrific ordeal and I hope the men get what they deserve...god, it's sickening...
I hope the girl is okay and recovers from this horrific ordeal and I hope the men get what they deserve...god, it's sickening... Joseph O'M
  • Score: 22

3:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

gags2 says...

The crime happen at 1.40 am that when the police are asleep are doing nothing
The crime happen at 1.40 am that when the police are asleep are doing nothing gags2
  • Score: -3

5:37pm Fri 24 Jan 14

sarah2013 says...

This is awful I was in their just before xmas and I am almost positive I was spiked as I wss fine one moment the next I was found on yhe floor of the toilets with a broken nose and I cannot remember hardly anything of the night I so hope the young girl is okay and that they catch the scum
This is awful I was in their just before xmas and I am almost positive I was spiked as I wss fine one moment the next I was found on yhe floor of the toilets with a broken nose and I cannot remember hardly anything of the night I so hope the young girl is okay and that they catch the scum sarah2013
  • Score: 23

5:55pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Benpupdog says...

Dont go to Blackburn its a **** hole and den of crime.
Dont go to Blackburn its a **** hole and den of crime. Benpupdog
  • Score: 28

6:10pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

Benpupdog wrote:
Dont go to Blackburn its a **** hole and den of crime.
Do you actually have, for instance, any accuarate statistical information to support your claim, If not (which I suspect is most probably the case), then shut the **** up.
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: Dont go to Blackburn its a **** hole and den of crime.[/p][/quote]Do you actually have, for instance, any accuarate statistical information to support your claim, If not (which I suspect is most probably the case), then shut the **** up. Darren1951
  • Score: -27

6:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

drunken donut says...

gags2 wrote:
The crime happen at 1.40 am that when the police are asleep are doing nothing
They are always asleep.
[quote][p][bold]gags2[/bold] wrote: The crime happen at 1.40 am that when the police are asleep are doing nothing[/p][/quote]They are always asleep. drunken donut
  • Score: -4

7:20pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Davelyn says...

Darren 1951 yes I lived there for 25 years and watched Blackburn slip into the SH1T H0LE its in now. Whats up Knob Head are you in the same hole, cant afford to move because your house is'nt worth what you paid for it anymore. Well I got out 7 years ago and the area I lived in is now over run with people who dont give a **** about there surroundings.
Houses dont make slums only the scum that live in them can do that. Do you live in one SCUM.
Darren 1951 yes I lived there for 25 years and watched Blackburn slip into the SH1T H0LE its in now. Whats up Knob Head are you in the same hole, cant afford to move because your house is'nt worth what you paid for it anymore. Well I got out 7 years ago and the area I lived in is now over run with people who dont give a **** about there surroundings. Houses dont make slums only the scum that live in them can do that. Do you live in one SCUM. Davelyn
  • Score: -10

11:39pm Fri 24 Jan 14

noddy57 says...

Rape,is the ultimate insult to any woman and this scum bag needs to be caught and quick, no matter what the motives of the perpetrator,,its all well and good saying the crime figures are down,,just get real and see things for what they really are,,
Rape,is the ultimate insult to any woman and this scum bag needs to be caught and quick, no matter what the motives of the perpetrator,,its all well and good saying the crime figures are down,,just get real and see things for what they really are,, noddy57
  • Score: 17

11:56pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

Davelyn wrote:
Darren 1951 yes I lived there for 25 years and watched Blackburn slip into the SH1T H0LE its in now. Whats up Knob Head are you in the same hole, cant afford to move because your house is'nt worth what you paid for it anymore. Well I got out 7 years ago and the area I lived in is now over run with people who dont give a **** about there surroundings. Houses dont make slums only the scum that live in them can do that. Do you live in one SCUM.
Shock, horror! There are a lot of unpleasant people with criminal habits, or tendencies, in Blackburn. Queen Anne's dead, or hadn't you heard? Pretty similar to many other NW towns, possibly even most of the rest of the country, I reckon. Anyway, apart from flinging insults and expletives at me, what's your point, if indeed you have one?
[quote][p][bold]Davelyn[/bold] wrote: Darren 1951 yes I lived there for 25 years and watched Blackburn slip into the SH1T H0LE its in now. Whats up Knob Head are you in the same hole, cant afford to move because your house is'nt worth what you paid for it anymore. Well I got out 7 years ago and the area I lived in is now over run with people who dont give a **** about there surroundings. Houses dont make slums only the scum that live in them can do that. Do you live in one SCUM.[/p][/quote]Shock, horror! There are a lot of unpleasant people with criminal habits, or tendencies, in Blackburn. Queen Anne's dead, or hadn't you heard? Pretty similar to many other NW towns, possibly even most of the rest of the country, I reckon. Anyway, apart from flinging insults and expletives at me, what's your point, if indeed you have one? Darren1951
  • Score: 13

8:03pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Davelyn says...

Well Darren 2 1/2. you do surprise me using words like expletives, instead of your usual 4 letter word comments like you used earlier. Has someone given you a thesaurus ( that's a reference book, not a dinosaur ). My point is Blackburn is a sh1t h0le. Is that so hard for you to understand. Sorry I can't make it any simpler.
Well Darren 2 1/2. you do surprise me using words like expletives, instead of your usual 4 letter word comments like you used earlier. Has someone given you a thesaurus ( that's a reference book, not a dinosaur ). My point is Blackburn is a sh1t h0le. Is that so hard for you to understand. Sorry I can't make it any simpler. Davelyn
  • Score: 4

12:56pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

Yet another erudite comment! I'm allowing you the benefit of the doubt here, in assuming that you know what "erudite" means. As the for the use of four-letter comments, the words pot and kettle spring to mind. Can't think why.
Yet another erudite comment! I'm allowing you the benefit of the doubt here, in assuming that you know what "erudite" means. As the for the use of four-letter comments, the words pot and kettle spring to mind. Can't think why. Darren1951
  • Score: 6

5:36pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Davelyn says...

Yes I know what erudite means. It means that I know bigger words than you.
Here is a massive seven letter word for you. PILLOCK.
Yes I know what erudite means. It means that I know bigger words than you. Here is a massive seven letter word for you. PILLOCK. Davelyn
  • Score: -3

5:55pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

Davelyn wrote:
Yes I know what erudite means. It means that I know bigger words than you. Here is a massive seven letter word for you. PILLOCK.
I refer the "honourable gentleman" to the comment I made some hours ago.
[quote][p][bold]Davelyn[/bold] wrote: Yes I know what erudite means. It means that I know bigger words than you. Here is a massive seven letter word for you. PILLOCK.[/p][/quote]I refer the "honourable gentleman" to the comment I made some hours ago. Darren1951
  • Score: 5

1:05am Thu 30 Jan 14

stressed'68 says...

A girl got raped idiots,keep your childish behaviour in perspective and have some respect.
A girl got raped idiots,keep your childish behaviour in perspective and have some respect. stressed'68
  • Score: 10

1:24am Thu 30 Jan 14

Darren1951 says...

stressed'68 wrote:
A girl got raped idiots,keep your childish behaviour in perspective and have some respect.
He started it!
[quote][p][bold]stressed'68[/bold] wrote: A girl got raped idiots,keep your childish behaviour in perspective and have some respect.[/p][/quote]He started it! Darren1951
  • Score: -2

10:16pm Sat 8 Feb 14

fannystrim says...

surely the culprits must be caught,get the publics help and issue some photographs
surely the culprits must be caught,get the publics help and issue some photographs fannystrim
  • Score: 0

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