Police were called at 10.48am yesterday (19th June) to reports of an assault outside House of Fraser , English Street, Carlisle.
A 78-year-old man handing out EU referendum leaflets for the IN campaign was struck in the face causing minor injuries by a 52-year-old man following an altercation about the EU referendum .
A 52-year-old man was arrested by Police shortly after the incident. The Police investigation into this assault continues.
Police are however appealing for anyone who witnessed this assault or has any information about the incident to come forward and make contact with Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.