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POLICE have arrested a 27-year-old man in connection with a serious sexual assault of a teenager which happened in Blackburn.

Officers said the man was arrested on suspicion of rape of a 14-year-old girl in the early hours of this morning.

He is currently in custody where he will be questioned.

Detectives haave launched a major inquiry into the attack which happened in bushes off playing fields near St James’ C of E Primary School, in Oozebooth Terrace on Thursday.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them and they are particularly keen for anyone with private CCTV coverage of the area to come forward.