A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of raping a nursing home resident after climbing through a ground floor window.
Police had been called to New Thursby Nursing Home on Clifton Drive on Sunday, August 4th, when an unknown male had been found in one of the rooms of the nursing home.
Allegedly, a teen had climbed through a ground floor window and proceeded to assault a resident of the home before a staff member stumbled across the incident.
Lancashire Police confirmed today they have arrested a 16-year-old from Blackpool on suspicion of rape and burglary.
Detective Inspector Jamie Lillystone, of Blackpool Police, said, “First and foremost our thoughts remain with the victim and their family, who are being cared for by professionals and being supported by specialist officers.
“We have had a team of officers working tirelessly on this investigation since Sunday, and we have now made an arrest.
“However our investigation is very much ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information. If you know anything at all that could help with our enquiries, we need to hear from you.
“If you were in the area at around 5am on Sunday and saw anything suspicious, or have any CCTV or dash cam footage that may be useful, please contact us.
“You can call us on 101 quoting log number 350 of 4th August.”