Workington car assault

Cumbria police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in her car.

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Workington assault

Police in Workington are investigating an assault which occurred shortly after 7:30 pm on Monday evening.

The victim, a woman aged 33, was driving her car between Stainburn and Brigham towards Cockermouth. As she passed a lay-by she was flagged down by a man and she stopped to offer assistance.

The man entered her vehicle and told her to turn around and drive towards Workington. In order to make the her comply the man pulled her hair. The man was taken to Workington and got out of the car in the area of Stainburn roundabout. Apart from the shock the female was uninjured as a result.

The male is described as about 20 years old, not a local accent, 5’9’’ tall, slim build, with short dark hair wearing black trousers and a black jacket with a hood.

“We are appealing for witnesses to help us catch this man. He has somehow got to the lay-by in the first place and someone may have seen him or given him a lift before the incident.

“He left Stainburn on foot sometime between 7:45 and 8:10 pm and someone may have seen him. The victim is obviously shaken by the incident after she had stopped as a Good Samaritan.

– DCI Keith Capstick

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