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Second man arrested in Carlisle sex assault probe

St Ninians Road / Petterill Bank Road

[P]OLICE investigating a serious sexual assault that occurred on St Ninians Road, Upperby, Carlisle last week have made a second arrest.

The assault took place in the early hours of 12 July 2018 – at some time between midnight and 2am.

On Friday (13 July) officers arrested a man in his 50s from the Carlisle area in connection with this incident. He has since been released with no further action.

A second man, in his 40s and from the Carlisle area, has been arrested in connection with this incident. He has since been released under investigation whilst officers continue with their enquiries.

Officers are continuing to ask that anyone who was in the area at the time of the offence who may have information which could assist comes forward.

The incident occurred in the early hours following the England v Croatia match and it is believed there were a number of people in the Upperby and Harraby area at that time.

Police are specifically looking to identify and speak with a couple who are believed to have been walking together from Upperby towards Old Harraby along St Ninians Road at some time between 1am and 1.30am on 12 July, 2018. The people sought may have come into contact with the victim or suspect, whether together or separately.

Officers are also keen to speak with a young female – believed to be around 14 or 15-years-old  – who was in the Upperby area around the same time. She may have been wearing a red top and was possibly wearing a denim jacket and using her mobile phone as a torch.

Anyone who can help should contact police in the following way, referencing incident 29 of 12 July 2018.

Email: [email protected]

Call non-emergency number: 101

Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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