Police in plea to help catch Padiham sex attacker

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: The footbridge between Canning Street and Back Thompson Street The footbridge between Canning Street and Back Thompson Street

THE detective investigating a sexual attack on an eight-year-old girl has called on the community to tell police all they know.

Det Insp Jim Elston, from Lancashire Police’s Pennine division CID, said he believed the attacker was local to Padiham and that people would know who he was.

It comes as more information about events leading up to the assault, during which the attacker put his hands under the girl’s clothes, were released.

Officers have also been carrying out door-to-door inquiries and scouring CCTV footage for clues.

The assault happened at around 1pm on Thursday when the child was playing out.

She was approached in Pendle Street by a man who started a conversation with her.

They walked a short distance to a metal footbridge between Canning Street and Back Thompson Street, where he attacked her.

The man was white, taller than 5ft 7ins, in his mid to late teens with gelled, brown hair swept to one side, and blue eyes.

He was wearing a grey Adidas tracksuit top with jogging bottoms and trainers.

Det Insp Elston said: “In my own view, the offender will be local to the area and I think that the success of us finding that offender lies within the community.

“We have been focusing on house-to-house inquiries. There has been quite a lot of police activity.

“We are also focusing on CCTV opportunities in that area.

“The witness appeal has not yet yielded any further information, but I am hopeful that maybe the new information will focus people.”

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Anybody with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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7:52pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Sajdin says...

Another white attacker............
..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!! Sajdin

8:22pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Moonblue says...

Jessica.
This story is not funny so maybe you should think about the picture you use at the top of the report.
Jessica. This story is not funny so maybe you should think about the picture you use at the top of the report. Moonblue

8:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Moonblue wrote:
Jessica.
This story is not funny so maybe you should think about the picture you use at the top of the report.
What's wrong with her picture?
[quote][p][bold]Moonblue[/bold] wrote: Jessica. This story is not funny so maybe you should think about the picture you use at the top of the report.[/p][/quote]What's wrong with her picture? You're not mugging me off that easily

9:35pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Sajdin says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Moonblue wrote:
Jessica.
This story is not funny so maybe you should think about the picture you use at the top of the report.
What's wrong with her picture?
My thoughts too???
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moonblue[/bold] wrote: Jessica. This story is not funny so maybe you should think about the picture you use at the top of the report.[/p][/quote]What's wrong with her picture?[/p][/quote]My thoughts too??? Sajdin

8:17am Tue 7 Jan 14

lancs1985 says...

Sajdin wrote:
Another white attacker............

..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
ARE YOU AN ABSORLUTE TOOL, KEEP RACE OUT OF IT ALL THIS IS DOWN TO THE POXY COUNCIL PLACING RAPIST N SEX OFFENEDERS IN THE TOWN N SURROUNDING AREAS WHEN REALLY THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR SIMPLE AS THAT,

ANOTHER BRILLIANT IDEA FROM THE SO CALLED GOVERMENT,

THIS WILL HAVE CONNECTIONS TO THE OTHER ATTSCKS LAST YEAR IN PADIHAM AND SABDEN NO DOUT AND THE PEOPLE TO BLAME ARE THE COUNCIL N HOUSING FOR IT,
INSTEAD OF HOUSING FAMILYS IN NEED THEY HOUSE PIECES OF DIRT LIKE THIS BEFORE ANY BODY ELESE

WEATHER THERE BLACK WHITE PINK BLUE GREEN OR BLOODY ORANGE THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR N DONE AWAY WITH SIMPLE AS
[quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!![/p][/quote]ARE YOU AN ABSORLUTE TOOL, KEEP RACE OUT OF IT ALL THIS IS DOWN TO THE POXY COUNCIL PLACING RAPIST N SEX OFFENEDERS IN THE TOWN N SURROUNDING AREAS WHEN REALLY THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR SIMPLE AS THAT, ANOTHER BRILLIANT IDEA FROM THE SO CALLED GOVERMENT, THIS WILL HAVE CONNECTIONS TO THE OTHER ATTSCKS LAST YEAR IN PADIHAM AND SABDEN NO DOUT AND THE PEOPLE TO BLAME ARE THE COUNCIL N HOUSING FOR IT, INSTEAD OF HOUSING FAMILYS IN NEED THEY HOUSE PIECES OF DIRT LIKE THIS BEFORE ANY BODY ELESE WEATHER THERE BLACK WHITE PINK BLUE GREEN OR BLOODY ORANGE THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR N DONE AWAY WITH SIMPLE AS lancs1985

8:18am Tue 7 Jan 14

lancs1985 says...

Facts are east Lancashire is one of the worst places n most common place to re house sex offeneders n rapists

get the telegraph to look into figures
Facts are east Lancashire is one of the worst places n most common place to re house sex offeneders n rapists get the telegraph to look into figures lancs1985

12:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

barlickmafia says...

Sajdin wrote:
Another white attacker............

..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
I think your attitude shows exactly hte problem!! The white community, publically codemns this freak. The majority would be happy to see this piece of scum hang. It is one individual, acting on his own!!
The majority of serious crime in the non-white community is commited by gangs of two or more. Many more people in these communities see what is happening, drug dealing, sexual crimes commited by these gangs and are complicit in the acts by not reporting it.
If I knew of any crime in being commited by somebody in my community I would report it, no matter who they were or what ethnicity they are, whetehr they would bring shame to my family or whatever!!!
This post will be removed though. Even though there is nothing racist or offensive. It is just fact and freedom of speech is dead in this country!!
[quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!![/p][/quote]I think your attitude shows exactly hte problem!! The white community, publically codemns this freak. The majority would be happy to see this piece of scum hang. It is one individual, acting on his own!! The majority of serious crime in the non-white community is commited by gangs of two or more. Many more people in these communities see what is happening, drug dealing, sexual crimes commited by these gangs and are complicit in the acts by not reporting it. If I knew of any crime in being commited by somebody in my community I would report it, no matter who they were or what ethnicity they are, whetehr they would bring shame to my family or whatever!!! This post will be removed though. Even though there is nothing racist or offensive. It is just fact and freedom of speech is dead in this country!! barlickmafia

5:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

RK says...

Sajdin wrote:
Another white attacker............

..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
The difference between the indigenous community and you guys is that WE despise sex offenders. Police very rarely have to ask for any help within our communities because we would hand over sex perverts without any prompting.
[quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!![/p][/quote]The difference between the indigenous community and you guys is that WE despise sex offenders. Police very rarely have to ask for any help within our communities because we would hand over sex perverts without any prompting. RK

6:58pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Sajdin says...

lancs1985 wrote:
Sajdin wrote:
Another white attacker............


..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
ARE YOU AN ABSORLUTE TOOL, KEEP RACE OUT OF IT ALL THIS IS DOWN TO THE POXY COUNCIL PLACING RAPIST N SEX OFFENEDERS IN THE TOWN N SURROUNDING AREAS WHEN REALLY THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR SIMPLE AS THAT,

ANOTHER BRILLIANT IDEA FROM THE SO CALLED GOVERMENT,

THIS WILL HAVE CONNECTIONS TO THE OTHER ATTSCKS LAST YEAR IN PADIHAM AND SABDEN NO DOUT AND THE PEOPLE TO BLAME ARE THE COUNCIL N HOUSING FOR IT,
INSTEAD OF HOUSING FAMILYS IN NEED THEY HOUSE PIECES OF DIRT LIKE THIS BEFORE ANY BODY ELESE

WEATHER THERE BLACK WHITE PINK BLUE GREEN OR BLOODY ORANGE THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR N DONE AWAY WITH SIMPLE AS
you are right, race should be kept out of it, something I have said many times before, my point was that if this attacker was not white, the amount of comments relating to his race and ethnicity would have spiraled out of control.
[quote][p][bold]lancs1985[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!![/p][/quote]ARE YOU AN ABSORLUTE TOOL, KEEP RACE OUT OF IT ALL THIS IS DOWN TO THE POXY COUNCIL PLACING RAPIST N SEX OFFENEDERS IN THE TOWN N SURROUNDING AREAS WHEN REALLY THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR SIMPLE AS THAT, ANOTHER BRILLIANT IDEA FROM THE SO CALLED GOVERMENT, THIS WILL HAVE CONNECTIONS TO THE OTHER ATTSCKS LAST YEAR IN PADIHAM AND SABDEN NO DOUT AND THE PEOPLE TO BLAME ARE THE COUNCIL N HOUSING FOR IT, INSTEAD OF HOUSING FAMILYS IN NEED THEY HOUSE PIECES OF DIRT LIKE THIS BEFORE ANY BODY ELESE WEATHER THERE BLACK WHITE PINK BLUE GREEN OR BLOODY ORANGE THEY SHOULD BE PUT IN AN ELECTRIC CHAIR N DONE AWAY WITH SIMPLE AS[/p][/quote]you are right, race should be kept out of it, something I have said many times before, my point was that if this attacker was not white, the amount of comments relating to his race and ethnicity would have spiraled out of control. Sajdin

7:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Sajdin says...

barlickmafia wrote:
Sajdin wrote:
Another white attacker............


..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
I think your attitude shows exactly hte problem!! The white community, publically codemns this freak. The majority would be happy to see this piece of scum hang. It is one individual, acting on his own!!
The majority of serious crime in the non-white community is commited by gangs of two or more. Many more people in these communities see what is happening, drug dealing, sexual crimes commited by these gangs and are complicit in the acts by not reporting it.
If I knew of any crime in being commited by somebody in my community I would report it, no matter who they were or what ethnicity they are, whetehr they would bring shame to my family or whatever!!!
This post will be removed though. Even though there is nothing racist or offensive. It is just fact and freedom of speech is dead in this country!!
This is the exact problem I am referring to. You assume that the non white community would not report and keep secrets, when it is completely the opposite, all communities have people who would not report, due to shame, or not wanting to get involved, but all communities have people who would, like me! But yet you stereotype specific and accuse them of being ignorant towards such behavior!
[quote][p][bold]barlickmafia[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!![/p][/quote]I think your attitude shows exactly hte problem!! The white community, publically codemns this freak. The majority would be happy to see this piece of scum hang. It is one individual, acting on his own!! The majority of serious crime in the non-white community is commited by gangs of two or more. Many more people in these communities see what is happening, drug dealing, sexual crimes commited by these gangs and are complicit in the acts by not reporting it. If I knew of any crime in being commited by somebody in my community I would report it, no matter who they were or what ethnicity they are, whetehr they would bring shame to my family or whatever!!! This post will be removed though. Even though there is nothing racist or offensive. It is just fact and freedom of speech is dead in this country!![/p][/quote]This is the exact problem I am referring to. You assume that the non white community would not report and keep secrets, when it is completely the opposite, all communities have people who would not report, due to shame, or not wanting to get involved, but all communities have people who would, like me! But yet you stereotype specific and accuse them of being ignorant towards such behavior! Sajdin

7:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Sajdin says...

RK wrote:
Sajdin wrote:
Another white attacker............


..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community)

If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!!
The difference between the indigenous community and you guys is that WE despise sex offenders. Police very rarely have to ask for any help within our communities because we would hand over sex perverts without any prompting.
Who do you class as indigenous community, do you class the royal family as indigenous to the UK? And what do you mean by "you guys"??

Why do you assume other communities would not help the Police in such cases? The majority of your views are taken from what the media reports, and who in this day and age trusts the media?
[quote][p][bold]RK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sajdin[/bold] wrote: Another white attacker............ ..When will the white community come out and condemn this act? (for the purpose of clarity, this is a sarcastic comment, as it is the same question asked when it involved the non white community) If this involved "non-white", we would have had hundreds of comments from specific people!![/p][/quote]The difference between the indigenous community and you guys is that WE despise sex offenders. Police very rarely have to ask for any help within our communities because we would hand over sex perverts without any prompting.[/p][/quote]Who do you class as indigenous community, do you class the royal family as indigenous to the UK? And what do you mean by "you guys"?? Why do you assume other communities would not help the Police in such cases? The majority of your views are taken from what the media reports, and who in this day and age trusts the media? Sajdin

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