Cumbria

Carlisle sneezing attacks linked after spate of assaults

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Image caption People who have just sneezed in the street have been targeted

Police are hunting a man who has been attacking people for sneezing following a spate of assaults in Carlisle.

In the past week there have been seven reports of similar attacks in the area around Scotch Street.

The incidents, involving a man in his fifties, are being linked.

Cumbria Police said it was "highly unusual behaviour" and although people were not seriously injured they were left "confused and upset".

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