Detectives continue investigation into rape of city student

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Detectives are continuing to investigate the alleged rape of a 23-year-old university student in Lancaster.

Officers said the woman, a student at the University of Cumbria, was attacked on Ashton Road as she walked home from a night out between midnight and 2.30am on March 3. A man who she approached and asked for directions attacked her after they had a brief conversation, police said.

He’s described as in his early 20s with wavy hair, about five feet ten inches tall and of average build. Call police on 101 with information.