Renewed appeal after serious sexual assault

Police in Cumbria are renewing their appeal for help after a 16-year-old girl suffered a serious sexual assault in Workington five years ago.

Police: "Cast their minds back and let us know if they saw anything suspicious"

"We are asking these people to cast their minds back and let us know if they saw anything suspicious.

"We know this incident took place five years ago, but we are asking people to try and remember if there was anything they seen at the time which they never reported to

“We want to hear from anyone who may have information about this serious sexual assault.

"No matter how small you think the information is, it could be vital in catching the offender.”

– Detective Chef Inspector Rob O’Connor, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information can contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to Detective Chef Inspector Rob O’Connor.

Police: We want to bring offender to justice

"We hope by releasing the e-fit we are able to jog people’s memories.

“As you can imagine, the incident had a detrimental effect on the victim. Even to this today she is traumatised by the events of that night.

“We have never given up on catching the person responsible. We hope that someone may hold a piece of information that is the key to tracing the offender.

"We want to bring him to justice and give the victim some closure on the awful events of that night.”

– Detective Chef Inspector Rob O’Connor, Cumbria Police

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Police: "We hope someone too frightened to speak at the time can find the courage now"

"We are renewing our appeal, five years on, in the hope that someone will have information that could be the key to catching the offender.

“We carried out extensive enquiries at the time of the incident. Unfortunately we were unable to trace the person responsible. We now hope, by renewing the appeal, someone who was too frightened to speak at the time, can find the courage now and speak to us."

– Detective Chef Inspector Rob O’Connor, Cumbria Police

Offender's description

Officers have described the offender as:

  • Approximately 18 - 26 years old
  • Of stocky build - about 6 ft tall
  • Tattoo on his right hand
  • Possible injury to right thumb
  • Partial left eyebrow
  • • A local accent

At the time of the incident he was wearing:

  • A dark blue baseball cap
  • Nike dark coloured hooded top
  • Dark trainer trousers with stripes down the outside of each leg
  • Black trainers with white laces

Police renew appeal five years after serious sexual assault on teenage girl

The attacker is descried as being between 18 to 26 years old, about 6 ft tall with a tattoo on his right hand.

Five years after a 16-year-old girl suffered a serious sexual assault, Cumbria Police are renewing their appeal for help.

Police say the girl was walking along Mossbay Road, Workington, at 10:30pm in July 2008, when a man approached her and started talking to her.

The man then dragged her into bushes and attacked her.

Officers have reissued an e-fit picture that they released at the time in the hope that someone, who was too frightened to speak at the time, might feel able to talk now.

The offender is descried as being between 18 to 26 years old, about 6 ft tall with a tattoo on his right hand. Part of his left eyebrow was missing.