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Cumbria Police launch investigation into attempted rape

Police are asking witnesses to come forward Photo: PA

Police are appealing for information following the attempted rape of a woman in her 30s.

The attack happened today at about 4.50am in the area of Stanhope Road, Carlisle.

Officers are currently investigating and are appealing for any information.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his late 20s, tall, of muscly build, with tattoos and short hair, and it's thought he is a smoker.

He was wearing a grey jumper, blue and green Superdry coat, dark blue jeans and a belt.

We would urgently like to speak to anyone with information who might have seen someone fitting the description in the area. We urge any witnesses to please contact us as your information could be vital to our investigation."

– DS Matthew Belshaw