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Police investigate sexual assaults at Cartmel races

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women were sexually assaulted at Cartmel Racecourse.

The incidents happened in the paddock area of the course between 4:45pm and 5:45pm on Saturday. All three offences are believed to have been carried out by the same man.

The offender is described as being aged between 30 and 40, of average build, bald and with a tanned complexion. He was wearing a dark purple t-shirt and dark trousers at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Appeal for missing Cumbrian man

Peter Deeley has been missing since 8th January Credit: Cumbria Police

An appeal is being made to find a Cumbrian man who has been reported as missing.

63-year-old Peter Deeley, from Wood Broughton, Cartmel, has not been seen since yesterday afternoon (8th January), when he was with his family.

Police say that local enquiries suggest he may have been in Queen Katherine’s Avenue, Kendal at around 6pm yesterday.

It is believed he was using a silver Seat Alhambra, with the registration KU56 CWF.

Cumbria Police say Mr Deeley may be in the Borrowdale area but could have travelled anywhere in the county.

Mr Deeley is white, slim, 5ft 10 with short grey hair and balding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windermere Police by calling 101.