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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 16:04 GMT 17:04 UK
Man 'sexually assaulted statue'
Police in Blackpool are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman who was performing as a living statue.

The attack happened during a corporate event in a marquee in the grounds of the De Vere Hotel on 18 July.

Police said the victim was indecently assaulted by a drunk, rowdy man after she tapped him on the shoulder.

After checking the list for the event police do not believe he was invited and are appealing for anyone who remembers the incident to come forward.

Extremely distressed

Police said the man continued his rowdy behaviour by carrying another guest from the function over his shoulder.

The entertainer was left extremely distressed by the attack.

Pc Nathan Cox, investigating, said: "Although the function was a private party anyone staying at the hotel or using the leisure facilities would have had access to the marquee.

"There were also two other functions at the hotel at the time who would have been able to gain access to the area where the incident occurred.

"There must have been people around that knew the man and saw the incident. The female he carried away on his shoulder may also know who he is."




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