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Second arrest as police investigate sexual assault in Carlisle

St Ninians Road in Carlisle Photo: ITV Border

Police investigating a serious sexual assault that happened on St Ninians Road in Carlisle have made a second arrest.

The assault took place between midnight and 2am on 12 July 2018.

On Friday 13 July, police arrested a man in his 50s in connection with the incident.

He has since been released with no further action.

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A second man, in his 40s and from the Carlisle area, has been arrested in connection with this incident.

He has since been released under investigation whilst officers continue with their enquiries.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Officers are specifically looking to speak with a couple who were walking along St Ninians Road between 1am and 1.30am on 12 July 2018.

Officers are also keen to speak with a young female, believed to be 14 or 15-years-old, who was in the Upperby area around the same time. She may have been wearing a red top and was possibly wearing a denim jacket and using her mobile phone as a torch.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.