Four men from outside the county were arrested last night following a report of an assault.
Cumbria Police received a call reporting an assault on a man at Hollywood Retail Park, shortly after 8.30pm.
Officers responded and arrested four men shortly afterwards in the Douglas Street area of Barrow.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: “A man aged 43 from the West Midlands area, a man aged 47 from the North Wales area and a man aged 28 from the Bedfordshire area were arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.
“A 37-year old man from the Bedfordshire area was arrested on suspicion of assault and a public order offence.
“All remain in police custody this morning.
“There were a number of people in the area at the time and officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or the moments immediately before or after.”
A Twitter user posted: “Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka “Tommy Robinson” arrested over an alleged assault in Barrow.”
Cumbria Police said: “We do not confirm the identity of an arrested person pre-charge.”
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