Cumbria

Man held over rape of woman in Carlisle

A man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a 24-year-old woman was attacked in Carlisle.

The incident happened in an area close to London Road and Close Street early on Sunday.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said the 28-year-old suspect from Distington was in custody and helping with inquiries.

Detectives have appealed for anyone who heard the smashing of glass or saw a broken vodka bottle on the ground in the area to come forward.

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