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Police continue appeal as man charged with rape of three women

Posted on - 13th June, 2023 - 9:23pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Lancashire Police

A man has been charged in connection with a series of rapes including allegation which cover Preston.

Lancashire Police said they have charged Nazim Asmal, 33, of Balaclava Street, Blackburn, with a number of offences.

These include rape, sexual assault and committing an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence.

Read more: Preston man jailed for rape and sexual assault of young girl

The allegations cover incidents in Darwen and Preston involving three separate women.

All three women say they got into what they believed was a taxi before being subjected to serious sexual assaults.

Asmal appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (13 June) morning and will now appear before a crown court judge on 11 July.

DI Darren Irving, of East CID, said: “Although we have charged a man, our investigation is very much ongoing. If you have any information which you believe is relevant to this investigation I would ask that you call 101, quoting log 691 of June 13, 2023.”

Alternatively report it online here: https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/

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