Cumbria Police believe there may be a link between two separate assaults on a teenager and a woman in Kendal.
A 15 year-old girl was grabbed by a man - thought to be in his 40s - who waved a pocket knife at her on Sandes Avenue around 9:30pm Friday evening.
Yesterday morning, a woman in her 30s was approached by a man next to Dockray Hall industrial estate.
He put his hand over her mouth before she was able to escape.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward and contact them on 101.