Cumbria

Arrest after Carlisle city centre sex assault

A man has been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted walking home after a night out in Carlisle.

Detectives believe the 29-year-old victim was followed for some time before she was attacked in London Road in the early hours of Friday.

Cumbria Police said the attacker ran off when a member of the public came to the woman's aid.

A 27-year-old man from the city has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the assault at 04:20 BST.

Officers are also keen to speak to a motorist who was in the area at the time and may be a key witness.

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