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Further appeal for witnesses in Carlisle sex assault investigation

[D]etectives in Carlisle are continuing their appeal for witnesses as part of an investigation into a serious sexual assault.

Late on Friday 11th May a woman, in her 30s, was a victim of a serious sexual assault in the city centre area.

Specifically officers would like to the following potential witnesses:

The occupant/s of a small green car parked at the corner of Hartington Place and Warwick Road. The victim was seen speaking to the occupant/s of the vehicle when she flagged it down between 10.25pm and 10.35pm.

A person walking their dog in the area of Victoria Place between 10.45pm and 11.30pm.
Detective Chief Inspector Helen Harkins, North Cumbria Crime and Safeguarding Team, said:

“Numerous enquiries are ongoing to identify the person responsible for this attack and we require the public’s help to do so.

“We would like to speak to a dog walker who was seen in the area of Victoria Place and the occupants of a small green vehicle on Hartington Place at the junction of Warwick Road. We believe that they may have seen the victim late on the evening of the 11th May.

“Their information could be helpful to our enquires so I urge them to contact us.”

The victim, who was visiting the city, is being supported at this time.

The victim is described as being in her 30s, of slim build and was wearing skinny jeans with a red top or pink hoody, she may have had the hoody tied around her waist. She has brown hair which was tied back in a plait and has a Merseyside accent. She may have attempted to flag vehicles down in the areas off Botchergate towards Warwick Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Cumbria CID on 101 quoting incident number 188 of 14th May. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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