Page last updated at 16:00 GMT, Thursday, 20 May 2010 17:00 UK

Mother's 'heartbreak' over Fleetwood sex attack

Fleetwood sex attacker evo-fit
The man abducted the victim from outside a sweet shop

A mother has spoken of her "heartbreak" over the abduction and sexual assault of her 10-year-old daughter in Lancashire.

The victim was grabbed on Martindale Avenue in Fleetwood on 9 May and driven to land off Rossall Lane, where she was sexually assaulted.

Her mother described the incident as a "sickening attack" and said it was "a parent's worst nightmare".

She appealed for anyone with any information to come forward.

"Someone must know this person. It's got to be someone's son, or brother or partner, " she said.

The girl's mother spoke of her "disbelief" when police told her what had happened.

'Normal again'

"Your mind goes blank, I can't explain it...It's devastating what we've been through. "

She described the local area as a tight-knit community and said everyone was shocked at the incident.

She praised her daughter's bravery and said: "I think she just wants to be normal again and just put it to the back of her mind. "

The girl was picked up by the man at 1320 BST outside a sweet shop on Martindale Avenue.

The man is described as 30, with short, balding hair and was wearing blue jeans and a blue checked shirt.

Police believe his car was dark green or turquoise and said they are pursuing several new lines of inquiry after issuing a computer-generated image of the suspect.



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