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Posted on 11:03:00 on 3rd June 2020

Cumbria police are appealing for witnesses to an incident that occurred at Harris Park, Cockermouth at around 8:30am today (June 3)


A 16-year-old girl has been running in the park and assaulted by a man. The girl was uninjured.


The man was described as white, 20-21 yrs old, average height, wearing a grey/blue puffy jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms, carrying a bag.


A 19-year-old man from Carlisle has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Martin Hodgson said, "Incidents such as this are extremely rare and I want to reassure the public that Cumbria Police are taking this extremely seriously and have allocated a team of detectives to thoroughly investigate what taken place.

"If you think you may have seen a male matching the description above then please get in touch.  If you were in Harris Park around the time of the incident the again  we would like to hear from you."


Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, email, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 52 of the 3rd June 2020.



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