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Police appeal after Carlisle sex assault

POLICE are investigating new lines of enquiry and appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Carlisle.

The incident occurred between 1am and 3am on Saturday (2nd June 2018), on Warwick Road, Carlisle.

The victim, a lone female was walking alone on Warwick Road.  As she passed Our Lady & St Josephs Church at the junction with Warwick Square, she was assaulted. She shouted at the offender and he fled the scene.

She was wearing a beige and black lace dress, black shoes and was carrying a pink fluffy handbag.

The man is described as a white male, around five feet five inches tall, of bulky build, with a bald head.  He was wearing jeans and a dark coloured top.  He was last seen running into Hartington Place.

The victim received no injury during the incident.

DC Tim Prangnell of Cumbria Police North Crime and Safeguarding Team said: “Incidents of this nature are relatively uncommon in Cumbria and we have dedicated officers investigating each lead.

“I would like to thank the victim for her bravery reporting the incident to the police.

“We take reports of this nature very seriously.  I can assurance anyone reporting incidents to Cumbria Police that they will be supported throughout the investigation by highly trained professional officers.”

Police are appealing for witnesses who were in the area at the time and who may be able to assist in identifying the male responsible. .  Anyone with information should contact DC 1343 Tim Prangnell in Carlisle CID on 101.

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