A WOMAN police wanted to speak to as a potential key witness for a rape investigation has come forward.

Police appealed earlier for a woman who was thought to have spoken to a man at a bus stop in Broadway, Haslingden, at around 10.40am on Sunday, May 5, at 10.40am.

This was after it was reported a woman had been falsley imprisoned and girl and a boy were sexually assaulted at an address in the town on earlier that morning at around 8am.

Detectives have since launched an investigation.

A police spokesman said: "Following our earlier appeal to locate a key witness after the rapes of a boy and a teenage girl in Haslingden, a woman has come forward.

"We will be speaking to her in due course.

"Thanks for supporting our appeal."