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Racial abuse allegation investigated in Maryport

An investigation into an allegation of racial abuse is being carried out by Cumbria police.

It follows a report of males fighting on Ellenfoot Drive at 8.50pm on 22nd August. On arrival a 23-year-old man from Maryport was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm. He has been bailed until 9th September.

A 17-year-old man and a 46-year-old man, both from Maryport, suffered minor injuries.

Following enquiries, allegations have been made of a racist nature towards the 23-year-old man who was arrested which are being investigated.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the police on 101.


Man dies whilst driving

A man has died after falling ill whilst driving.

On 28th August at 2.10pm a Ford Focus car was found in a field off the A75 road near Gretna. 74-year-old John Johnstone from Longtown was found at the wheel of the car by police and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say it is likely that he was taken ill whilst driving and that there appears to be no suspicious circumstances.

Schools speed check catches 70 drivers

Police Scotland are carrying out speed checks near primary schools
Police Scotland are carrying out speed checks near primary schools Credit: PA

70 drivers have been stopped in a new scheme which is encouraging drivers to exercise more caution around schools.

Speed checks are being carried out outside 20 primary schools across Lothians and the Borders. Since the scheme began on the 19th August, 70 drivers have been stopped for offences including speeding and dangerous parking.

Police hope this will encourage drivers to slow down and park considerately.


Border Weather - Friday


Unsettled with showers. Longer spells of rain in the west for a time.

The best of any brighter, drier spells are likely further east this morning. Some sunshine will develop inbetween showers as they ease later in the day.

Strong southwesterly winds, especially for coasts and hills.

Feeling cooler 16-18°C

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