11 year old assaulted by man in 50s

Police are investigating an incident of assault that occurred in the Barrow Indoor Market, close to Duke Street entrance.

At around 12:30pm on Saturday 25th January an unknown offender approached an 11 year old boy, who was with a group friends, and grabbed him around the throat. The suspect then left the scene in the company of a female. The victim received no injuries but was understandably shaken.

The suspect has been described as a man, approximately in his 50’s, slim build and slightly over 6ft tall.

If anyone has any information relating to this offence please contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Allinson.