A protest has taken place in support of a young Barrow woman who is at the centre of sexual assault claims.

Protesters gathered in the town's Hollywood Retail Park, beeping their horns and handing out leaflets in support of the woman. 

A viral social media post, published by the young woman, has been shared thousands of times and has led to a groundswell of support.

The young woman's family has been contacted by The Mail, who told the paper they will release a statement in the coming week.