Blackpool man charged after woman raped inside taxi

A Blackpool man has been charged with rape after a woman reported being sexually assaulted inside a taxi.

The woman, in her 20s, was reportedly raped inside a taxi in Blackpool on Tuesday night.

Police were contacted by a member of the public at around 8.45pm and last night arrested a man on suspicion of rape.

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A spokesperson today confirmed that he has been charged and is remanded into custody.

The spokesperson said: “Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Liam Woodward, 35, of Langdon Way, Blackpool, has this evening been charged with rape and sexual assault.

“He has been remanded into custody to appear before magistrates tomorrow.

“Anyone with information which could assist our investigation should call police on 101, quoting log 1384 of February 8, 2022.”

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