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Fact Check: Man ‘hiding in bushes’ arrested following assault in Accrington

By Steve Heldon

A man who was suspected of assaulting a woman in Accrington was arrested with the help of local residents, police said.

Officers said they were alerted to a concerning post on the Hyndburn Chat Facebook page about a ‘man hiding in bushes’.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers attended following a report of assault on a female near Mayfield Avenue and Coal Pit Lane.

“With the help of local residents of the area and the work of officers, the male was successfully identified and arrested for assault.

“This would not have been achieved without the help of local residents and witnesses.

“We would like to encourage residents that we will continue to attend reports like these and take positive action.”

Source: Healthy Duck.