[A] man has been charged after a woman was allegedly raped in the early hours of Sunday 1st April 2018 in the area of Middlegate Penrith.
Following a police investigation Mark Farrell, 28, from the Penrith area was charged with 3 counts of Rape and Possession of a Class B Drug.
Farrell of Brougham Street, Penrith appeared at Carlisle Magistrates court on 2nd April 2018 where he was remanded in custody to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 30th April 2018.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old woman is being supported by specially trained officers.
“This investigation is at an early stage and police seek to identify witnesses and CCTV opportunities from the area.”
If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact DC1343 Prangnell or DS1497 NIMMO of Carlisle CID on 101 quoting Incident Log number CP-20180401-0041.