Blackpool man arrested as police investigate sexual assault allegation

A man wanted in connection with a sexual assault allegation in Blackpool has been arrested following a public appeal.

Police wanted to speak to Derek Foxcroft after a woman reported being attacked at an address in the resort on Wednesday (January 18).

Officers launched a public appeal to find the 38-year-old and urged anyone with information to come forward.

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Police wanted to speak to Derek Foxcroft after a woman reported being attacked in Blackpool

Police later confirmed Foxcroft had been arrested on Tuesday (January 24).

“Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find him,” a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.