POLICE are renewing an appeal for witnesses following a reported common assault on a secondary schoolgirl in an alley behind the playground from Grey Street, Carlisle

The alleged incident involving a balding, large man in his 50s took place in the direction of Close Street, Carlisle, on June 14 between 10am and 10:30am. 

It is claimed the man grabbed hold of the girl's arm. 

He is described as wearing a quarter zip up fleece jumper in light grey, dark blue baggy denim trousers with a rip on the left leg. 

Police say it is an isolated incident.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it. You can also call 101.

  • Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  • Please quote the reference, log 87 of 14th June 2022 in any report.