Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman in her 30s was sexually assaulted in Nelson.

The incident happened on the canal path near to Barrowford Locks between 11:30am and 11:45am on Thursday June 20.

Officers said enquiries are ongoing and a 77-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.

If you have any information that could assist our enquiries, you are asked to call 101 quoting log 0591 of June 20.