Woman sexually assaulted on Kendal towpath

An area of a Lake District town has been cordoned off after a woman was sexually assaulted.

Cumbria Police said the woman was attacked on the canal towpath in Kendal some time between 22:30 and 23:00 GMT on Saturday night.

A police spokeswoman said the area was currently cordoned off as investigators "gathered evidence".

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the attack is being urged to contact police.

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