Cumbria

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."

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