Cumbria

Kendal assaults on girl and woman linked by police

Sandes Avenue, Kendal Image copyright Google
Image caption The first attack happened on Sandes Avenue in Kendal

Two separate assaults on a teenage girl and a woman in Kendal are being linked by police.

A 15-year-old was grabbed and threatened by a man with a Swiss army knife at about 21:30 GMT on Friday on Sandes Avenue, before managing to run away.

The following day a man put his hand over the mouth of a 37-year-old woman on the riverside, next to Dockray Hall industrial estate, at about 08:15.

She also managed to escape.

The girl described her attacker as being in his 40s, with a short beard. The woman described the man who assaulted her as 5ft 6in and thin, with stubble.

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