Serious sex attack on girl, nine, in Vulcan Park cafe

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Image caption Police said the man ran off towards Brayton Street, near Vulcan Park

A nine-year-old girl was seriously sexually assaulted by a man at a cafe in Cumbria, police said.

The attack happened at the cafe in Vulcan Park, Workington, at about 17:35 BST on Tuesday.

Police said the man fled the scene through Vulcan Park, towards Vulcan's Lane, in the general area of Brayton Street and Brown Street.

He is described as white, with short cropped hair, about 5ft 8in tall and of a skinny build.

Det Ch Insp Mike Brown, from Cumbria Constabulary, said an investigation into a "serious sexual assault" had begun.

"I would like to hear from anyone within the community who may have seen this male.

"I am keen to trace his movements immediately before the incident and I would like to know where he went after he fled the scene," he said.

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