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Water search for man in Workington

Police, coastguard and inshore rescue teams are searching for a man in water near the Lighthouse area of Workington.

A small area of the Quayside has been cordoned off while the search is ongoing.

Emergency services were called to the area after a member of the public raised the alarm.

Farmer: 'Dog owners should be more responsible for their animals near livestock'

A Cumbrian farmer is urging dog walkers to keep their pets under control this Bank Holiday after one of his animals drowned while allegedly being chased.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing at least two dogs attacking sheep near a pond in Brampton yesterday afternoon. Cumbria Police say that they are investigating the incident.

Farmer David Armstrong said that dog owners should be more responsible for their animals when they are near livestock.

Police name Gretna motorway crash victims

Police Scotland have released the names of two men killed when their car hit a bridge column on the A74(M) near Gretna. Tosief Ahmed, 21, and Asad Majeed, 22, who were from Oldham both died in the collision at around 0600 on Sunday on the southbound carriageway near junction 21. Officers say family members of both men have been informed.

"Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Road Policing Unit at Lockerbie via the 101 number."

– Police Scotland


Mountain biker seriously injured

A mountain biker has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling in the Lake District.

The 40-year-old man from Egremont fell off his bike yesterday afternoon at 4pm on Castle Crag in Borrowdale.

The Great North Air Ambulance flew him to the major trauma centre at the Royal Preston hospital for specialist care.

He suffered head, leg and chest injuries and is in a stable condition.

WATCH: Damp damage at Grade 1 listed building

Staff at the National Trust say they're "devastated" to have discovered wet rot in the beams of one of the Lake District's oldest buildings.

Town End Farm in Troutbeck near Windermere is a Grade 1 listed building and has to be preserved as it is, as it is one of the few unchanged examples of 16th century Lake District life.

A major fundraising campaign is now underway to save the building.

Police hunt biker who left passenger injured

Police in the Scottish Borders are trying to find the rider of a motorbike which crashed leaving the passenger seriously injured.

The incident happened while the bike was being ridden off-road in Selkirk on Saturday morning at around 8.30am.

A 28-year-old man, believed to be the pillion passenger, suffered a serious head injury.

He's being treated at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

It's believed the rider of the bike fled the scene.

Police are looking for anybody who was in the Riverside Road area close to Victoria Park and the leisure centre at the time to come forward.

This incident has left a young man with serious injuries and we are very keen to trace the rider of the motorcycle. If you saw this incident, or the off-road motorcycle around the time of the crash, or have any information that can help us with our inquires, please get in touch.

– Sgt Vincent Fisher, Police Scotland
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