Appeal issued in Ulverston sexual assault investigation


Police are appealing for witnesses regarding a serious sexual assault which occurred at the rear of Lightburn House in Ulverston.

Police received a report on Wednesday 15 March in relation to an incident which occurred on Saturday 11 February at some point between 5pm and 10pm, where a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as being a white man, aged approximately in his 30s or 40s, over 6ft tall, of large build and has a deep voice. He was wearing a long shirt and baggy blue jeans.

It is reported that the man guided the victim down Cross Street to the rear of Lightburn House on Brogden Street, where the assault then took place.

The victim is being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Sergeant Wayne Dixon, Furness CID, said:

“We are appealing for anyone who may recall noticing a man matching the suspect’s description on the evening of Saturday 11 February in Cross Street and Brogden Street area.

“We are also appealing for those who may have CCTV or dashcam footage between these times in this area.

“Incidents such as this are rare and numerous enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

Anyone with information can report online at or call 101, quoting incident number 2 of 15 March 2023.

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

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