A RIBBLE Valley man has admitted abducting a girl aged under 16.

Sean Collings, 22, of Pendleton Road, Wiswell, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court yesterday to a charge of abducting a child on October 13 last year.

His not guilty plea to a second charge of committing an offence (abduction) with intent to commit a sexual offence was accepted by the prosecution.

Stephen Parker, prosecuting, told the court that the girl had said no sexual activity took place between them.

The case has been adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be compiled on him by the probation service.

There was no application for bail and Collings was remanded in custody by Judge Robert Altham to February 4.