Cleator Moor grandmother attack was 'prank gone wrong'

An attack on a grandmother in front of baby granddaughter in Cumbia was "a prank gone wrong", police have said.

The 58-year-old victim said she was knocked to the ground and kicked as she put her 14-month-old baby in her car in Cleator Moor.

A 26-year-old man was arrested, but has now been released after he told police he thought the woman was a relative and was playing a joke.

The incident happened in Keir Hardie Avenue late on Saturday.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: "From both accounts it appears that this was a case of mistaken identity on the man's part, who believed the woman was a family member and wanted to play a prank on her.

"Unfortunately, this went wrong and a women was left believing that she had been the subject of an assault.

"While no serious injuries were sustained, the woman was badly shaken and reported it to the police.

"The woman has been spoken to and now accepts that this was a case of mistaken identity. No further action will be taken against the man."

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