Man abducted girl under 16

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A LOCAL man has admitted abducting a girl under the age of 16.

Sean Collings (22), of Pendleton Road, Wiswell, pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court to a charge of abducting a child on October 13th last year.

His not guilty plea to a second charge of committing an offence (abduction) with intent to commit a sexual offence was accepted by the prosecution.

Mr Stephen Parker (prosecuting) told the court that the girl had said no sexual activity took place between them.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be compiled on Collins by the Probation Service. There was no application for bail and Collings was remanded in custody by Judge Robert Altham to February 4th.