Assault arrest after EU street row in Carlisle
A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a row over the EU referendum, police in Cumbria said.
The incident took place outside of the House of Fraser department store in Carlisle on Sunday morning.
A 52-year-old man was arrested after a 78-year-old man was struck in the face in English Street.
A spokesman for Cumbria Police said the pair had "an altercation about the EU referendum", which takes place on Thursday.
He said: "Police were called at 10:48am yesterday to reports of an assault outside House of Fraser, on English Street.
"A 78-year-old man was struck in the face, causing minor injuries by a man following an altercation about the EU referendum .
"A 52-year-old man was arrested by police shortly after the incident. The police investigation into this assault continues."