Girl suffers sex attack in Barrow in Furness street

Women are being warned not to walk alone in the dark after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted.

The 14-year-old victim was in Harrogate Street, Barrow in Furness, at about 2100 GMT on Monday when she was attacked by a man in a hooded top.

Cumbria Police said the attack was "particularly nasty" and the victim had been left very distressed.

The area was cordoned off to be examined by crime scene investigators. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Det Sgt John Dilks, of the Cumbria force, said: "This is a particularly nasty incident and has had a huge effect on the girl and her family.

"Incidents of this kind are extremely rare - however I would like to remind people to avoid walking alone after dark if possible."

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