A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested after a 17-year-old female said she was the victim of a sexual offence in Furness.

Cumbria Police detained the youth after the alleged incident on Walney Island on Thursday evening.

It was reported to have taken place on Latona Street between 11:30pm and midnight.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said the 16-year-old, from Barrow, was known to the alleged victim and was helping police with their enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who has information to contact Cumbria Police on 101, asking for Barrow CID, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.