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CCTV images released to assist Carlisle rape investigation

Police are searching for the bald man pictured in connection with the incident Photo: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a man in connection with a report of rape in Carlisle City Centre.

The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Christmas Eve, and officers are keen to trace the bald man captured in the released CCTV images.

He is described as:

  • bald
  • having a foreign accent
  • wearing a black jacket
  • wearing black trousers/jeans
  • having facial hair

Officers are also interested in speaking with the men he is pictured with to assist the investigation.

A 40-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the offence.

Kabir Hussain, of Dod Street, Tower Hamlets, London, will appear on remand at North Cumbria Magistrates' Court on 26 December 2017.

The victim is being cared for by specialist officers.

Superintendent Justin Bibby said:

I would like to assure the public that this incident is being investigated thoroughly – as evidenced by the progress we have already made.

These types of incidents are rare in the county but, where we do receive such reports, they are taken extremely seriously.

We are continuing to support and work with the victim and I would urge anyone who can help the investigation to get in touch immediately.”

– Justin Bibby, Superintendent, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information should contact Carlisle CID on 101 quoting incident 73 of 24 December 2017.