Alleged serious sex assault in Kendal: 29-year-old man charged

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DETECTIVES investigating an alleged serious sexual assault in a Kendal yard have charged a 29-year-old man.

Lee James Goldsworthy, 29, of Silverdale Drive, Kendal has been charged with rape in connection with a serious sexual offence that occurred on March 9.

He also faces charges of sexual assault and exposure, that relate to a separate alleged incident that occurred in Kendal on January 26, 2013.

The most recent incident is believed to have taken place in the vicinity of Angel Yard.

Witnesses reported seeing a police cordon around the yard on Wednesday evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Bob Qazi said: “A team of detectives is working on this enquiry and we are now turning to the public for help.

“It is alleged that a serious sexual assault occurred in Kendal town centre on Saturday afternoon in a yard leading from Highgate.

“Were you shopping in Kendal on Saturday afternoon or making your way home from work?

“Do you remember seeing a man and woman together in a yard off Highgate?

“Did you hear or see something suspicious?"

He said he believed there could have been someone in the area who might have heard or seen something.

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He added: “We are asking the public to think back to Saturday afternoon and come forward with information."

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