Cumbria Police Launch Investigation Amid Rape Report

Detectives are appealing for information as part of a rape investigation following an incident in Carlisle.

Police received a report at 12:10am today, February 12.

The incident is reported to have occurred in Mary Street at some point between 10pm and 11pm yesterday, February 11,

Detective Inspector Duncan Brooker said: “We understand this may cause concern within the community and public safety is absolutely paramount. We do have an increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance and for people to come forward with information or concerns as the investigation continues.The victim is being fully supported and extensive enquiries are underway.“If you have any information which could assist our investigation, please make contact.”

The victim, a woman aged in her 20s, is being supported by specialist officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by reporting online at or call 101 quoting incident number 3 of February 12.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.