Two young girls were attacked while walking their dog in West Cumbria.
It happened at around 7pm last night between St Bees village and Egremont.
They were walking in the Baybarrow Road area when a man, over six foot tall, grabbed one of the girls and used a sharp object to slash her thigh.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Whitehaven police.
Detectives are investigating a robbery in Appleby. A 61 year old man was tied up and threatened.
The robbery happened on Friday 23rd November at 8:45 pm at a house in Station Road, Appleby.
Andy Burn has the full report:
A 66-year-old man has been assaulted by two men in Newtown St Boswells. The attack happened on Park Crescent at around 9pm on Monday 16th April. It is thought the victim, who usually walks with a stick, was assaulted by two men after falling over.
Our reporter has been told that two men approached the man offering to help but then turned on him and demanded money. They then physically attacked him and he was admitted to hospital. One of the suspects is described as being in his 20's with brown coloured hair.
Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them.
Cumbria Police are investigating an assault in a village just outside Carlisle.
It happened outside the Crown Hotel in Wetheral. A man has told police that up to 5 men grabbed him from behind and then he was repeatedly kicked and punched by two of them and being hit with a metal bar.
He sustained some serious injuries to his head, arms and body. When the victim began to fight back the attackers ran away, making off along station road into the centre of the village.
Police are keen to reassure residents that this was an isolated attack, possibly related to an earlier dispute between the victim and the attackers.
A 20 year old man has been arrested and bailed pending further enquires.