Men being hunted after serious sex attack in Rossendale

TWO men who subjected a woman to a ‘serious sexual assault’ after a night out are being hunted by police.

Officers said the incident happened in a country lane after the 32-year-old got out of a taxi with the pair.

She had met them earlier at a nightclub in Rawtenstall, police said.

Officers said the woman was attacked off Old Lane, in Britannia, near Bacup, early on Sunday morning.

Detectives are also keen to trace the taxi driver who collected the woman, and three men, from Vogue nightclub, in Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, and took them towards Shawforth.

One of the men left the vehicle at an address in Bacup before the car dropped off the remaining passengers at the junction of Market Street and Rochdale Road.

The woman met the men outside the nightclub and the incident is believed to have taken place between 3.30am and 5.20am.

Detective Inspector Marie Haworth, of Pennine CID, said: “We are doing everything we can to trace the people responsible for this attack and I would urge anyone with any information at all, that they think could help, to contact police as soon as possible.

“In particular, we are very keen to speak to the taxi driver who transported the group from outside Vogue nightclub back to Shawforth.

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“So, if you are that taxi driver, or you know who that driver was, then please get in touch with us, as you could have information that is crucial.”

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:12pm Wed 13 Jun 12

drunkenmunkee says...

absolutly shocked at this incident, and to happen right near where i live is shocking too! Just wish I had heard something or had awoken. I just wish i could have prevented it. To think also that these men are still at large and could live in my area makes me scared.
absolutly shocked at this incident, and to happen right near where i live is shocking too! Just wish I had heard something or had awoken. I just wish i could have prevented it. To think also that these men are still at large and could live in my area makes me scared. drunkenmunkee

3:30pm Wed 13 Jun 12

Ray Gunn says...

i hope the lady is ok...but what about a description of the perverts....there are a number of stories that you've published but you fail to describe the perpatrators...this is'nt a race issue is it?
i hope the lady is ok...but what about a description of the perverts....there are a number of stories that you've published but you fail to describe the perpatrators...this is'nt a race issue is it? Ray Gunn

7:18am Thu 14 Jun 12

jack daniels says...

This story is a reminder that people need to on their guard at all times and that there are evil people out there that will take advantage at every opportunity. Hope they catch the scum.
This story is a reminder that people need to on their guard at all times and that there are evil people out there that will take advantage at every opportunity. Hope they catch the scum. jack daniels

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