Cumbria

Man charged over Cumbria child sex attack

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Image caption Police said the attack happened at a cafe in Vulcan Park

A man has been charged in connection with a sex attack on a nine-year-old girl in Cumbria, police said.

John Robert Newton, 26, of Fisher Street in Workington, has been charged with attempted rape, assault with intent to commit a sexual offence, voyeurism and common assault.

He is also accused of breaching a sexual offences prevention order.

Police said the attack happened at a cafe in Vulcan Park, Workington, at about 17:35 BST on Tuesday.

Mr Newton is due to appear at West Allerdale Magistrates' Court on Friday.

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