POLICE have revealed that nobody was arrested last night after pictures and videos were shared of officers in Cavendish Street. 

Detectives have launched an investigation into an incident of physical and sexual abuse against a teenager from Barrow.

A number of takeaways in Barrow are alleged to be linked to the investigation. 

A number of posts shared on social media showed a picture of a boarded-up window at one Barrow takeaway but police have now confirmed the window at Mr Cheekos was damaged prior to the allegations being made. 

Other images and videos showed a number of police officers in Cavendish Street but Cumbria Police has today told The Mail that no arrests have been made. 

However, police have confirmed increased patrols were undertaken last night, in response to the heightened concerns on social media.

Bosses at Mithali Takeaway in Cavendish Street, Dhaba restaurant in Dalton Road and Barrow Indian Cuisine in Cavendish Street issued a joint statement yesterday after the allegations surfaced.

They said: “We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear that an allegation of rape has been made.

“We strongly condemn this incident. We are all ready to help and assist police by giving any information related to this.

“We are requesting police to take exemplary action against those criminals as a matter of urgency and we demand justice for the victim.

“As you all know Mithali has been a family run business for more than 25 years serving the local people in the Furness area.

“Please be assured that we are willing to co-operate fully with the police and the local people to bring those responsible of such a heinous crime to justice.”

Bosses at Mr Cheeko’s in Crellin Street said: “We shall not be replying to any more comments, or statements.

“The police are doing their bit and the culprits will be caught soon.

“It’s a disgusting act and if anyone knows more about this, we hope you come forward and assist the police.”