Police investigating sexual assault in Barrow appeal to trace three people seen nearby

Date Published: 10/01/2013 14:06

Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred on Sunday 6th January 2013 at Barrow in Furness.

The incident occurred between 10pm and 10.30pm close to the top of the subway stairs opposite the main Post Office on Abbey Road, Barrow in Furness.

Fortunately the victim, a 16 year old local female, has not sustained any serious physical injuries as a result of the attack but has been left distressed and is being supported by her family.

A 16 year old local male was arrested this morning on suspicion of sexual assault and is currently detained at Barrow police station assisting officers from the Public Protection Unit with the investigation.

Police are keen to speak to three possible witnesses to the incident who may have been in the area at the time of the offence. These witnesses may hold important information and officers are appealing to a man described as in his 50s or 60s and two other males who are described as being about 16 years old who were seen in the vicinity of Abbey Road to contact them as soon as possible.

If you believe this could have been you, or if you have information that could help police with this enquiry, you are asked to call DC Sally Martin on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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