Kendal assaults on girl and woman linked by police
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.