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Man named in fatal car crash at Kirkdean

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A 26-year-old man who died after his car crashed into a tree, has been named as Oliver Eaton from Peebles.

The car, a blue Audi S3, hit a tree on the A721 at around 9.50pm on Sunday 22 May, near Kirkdean, Peebleshire.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and want to hear from anyone who was travelling in the area around the time of this incident - in particular the driver of a black BMW.

Blencathra taken off the market

Blencathra taken off the market Credit: Stan Leigh

The sale of Blencathra, one of the Lake District's best known mountains, has been withdrawn.

Cumbrian landowner, Lord Lonsdale, had wanted to sell the mountain to help pay his father's death duties - but has now taken it off the market.

Some local people had opposed the sale.


Discovery of man killed by dog 'distressing' for police

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The body of a 45-year-old man killed by a dog, was found at his home in Cleator Moor yesterday by police.

Inspector Gary Hunter attended the scene on Robert Owen Avenue and said it was a difficult situation for the emergency services to be involved in:

It was quite distressing. It's not something that happens a lot. In 20 years, I've never seen anything like that before".

– Inspector Gary Hunter, Cumbria Police

Carlisle man wanted in connection with burglary

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Cumbria Police are tracing a man in connection with a burglary that happened in Carlisle on 9 March.

​Nathan Stewart, 19, of Marks Avenue, Carlisle, was arrested in connection with the burglary. He was released on bail and has failed to answer his scheduled bail date.

​Enquiries are ongoing to trace Stewart’s whereabouts.

“We would like to speak to Mr Stewart at the first possible opportunity in connection with a burglary investigation.

​“If anyone knows of his whereabouts or has any information that could assist our investigation, please get in touch. Also I would like to appeal directly to Mr Stewart, if you hear or see this appeal please contact police.”

– Detective Sergeant David Howard, North Cumbria CID
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