A WOMAN was violently attacked and indecently assaulted in Lowther Gardens, Lytham, on January 16 at 8.41pm.

The victim was walking along Church Road when she was approached from behind by a hooded man who forced her through a gate into Lowther Gardens where he assaulted her, despite her screaming and struggling.

He is described as a slightly built white male in his late 30s. He was wearing a thigh length zip-up dark green jacket with waist toggle, grey jumper with white marking, light coloured stone washed denim jeans and white trainers.

ANOTHER indecent assault took place on January 10 as a lady was crossing Chapel Street, Blackpool, at 7.27pm.

As she reached the central reservation, a man approached and offered to carry her bag. When she refused he pulled it away from her and indecently assaulted her. She walked away from him but he followed and assaulted her again.

The attacker was a white male, between 38 and 42 years of age, of stocky build with thick collar-length dark brown hair. He was between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 8ins tall with a long chubby face, thick bushy eyebrows and a prominent nose.

He spoke with a local accent and wore blue jeans and a light coloured top. A BUS driver was punched in the face by a passenger alighting from his bus at Blackpool Tower on January 18 at 2.40pm.

The unprovoked attack was carried out by a slim built Afro-Caribbean male, who is described as being approximately 20 years of age and 5ft 8ins in height.

His hair was plaited, half way over his ears and covered by a black woollen hat. He was also wearing a black leather jacket and was possibly accompanied by an Afro-Caribbean lady wearing a brown coat and dark coloured hat.

A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was walking along Devonshire Road, Blackpool, when a man threatened and ordered him to hand over his mobile phone.

The robbery occurred at 3.35pm on January 18. The assailant is described as a 5ft 11ins white male of medium build. He had a ginger brown beard and was wearing a cream jacket, brown shoes and possibly tracksuit bottoms.

If you have any information about these crimes or any others please call Crimestoppers free and in confidence on 0800 555 111.