A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after he allegedly punched a pensioner following a row over the EU Referendum. Carlisle Police were called following reports of an altercation outside the House of Fraser on English Street in Carlisle.

Officers found a 78-year-old man who had been struck in the face causing minor injuries after an argument with a 52-year-old man about whether Britain should remain a member of the EU.

The assailant was arrested while the incident is being investigated. Police are however appealing for anyone who witnessed this assault or has any information about the incident to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Britain is set to go to the polls for the historic referendum on 23 June.

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Britain will take part in the EU Referendum on 23 June Reuters