A YOUNG girl has been sexually assaulted in a supermarket in Grange-over-Sands.

The attack took place inside the Tesco Express in Kents Bank Road, at approximately 4pm on Saturday August 11.

Cumbria Police have said young girl shopping in the store was sexually assaulted by a man described as black, with braided hair, 6ft in height, wearing a blue t-shirt, black trousers, and black trainers with a white sole.

Following the assault the suspect left the store into Kents Bank Road.

Police are appealing for witnesses who can help them identify the suspect, or can help identify the route he took following the crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police through the 101 service, quoting log nimber 164 of August 11.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.