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Lorry driver killed in collision on the A66

The man was pronounced dead at the scene Credit: ITV Border

A 43-year-old man has died following a one-vehicle collision on the A66 near Bassenthwaite Lake.

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 25 October, between Braithwaite and Dubwath.

The man, who was driving a lorry, was pronounced dead at the scene and his family have been informed.

Police, Cumbria Fire Rescue, and the North West Ambulance Service attended the incident.

The A66 is now closed both ways due to accident investigation work between B5292 (Braithwaite) and B5291 (Dubwath).

Anyone with any information should contact the PC 691 Ormerod on 101 quoting log number 2 of 25 October 2017.

Search for vehicle linked to Norfolk Street assault

Anyone with information should call 101 Credit: ITV Border

Police are searching for a vehicle connected to an assault that happened yesterday on Norfolk Street, Carlisle. The vehicle is a red Renault Clio with the registration number: ND51 JYU.

Police would like to know the whereabouts of the vehicle. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 174 of 13 September or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Canonbie body mystery: Full report

The body of a man found in woodland two years ago still hasn't been identified, despite worldwide enquiries.

His remains were discovered near Canonbie in Dumfries and Galloway, but little more is known about him.

The police have always thought he could be Italian, or have links to Europe, but inquiries across the continent have drawn a blank.

Detectives here though haven't given up hope of solving the mystery of who he is and why he died.

Matthew Taylor reports:


First responders needed in Scottish Borders

There's an appeal for more first responders in the Scottish Borders as ambulance crews prepare for their busiest period of the year.

First responders are volunteers who help until paramedics arrive.

New First Responder groups have been set up in two areas of Peeblesshire and began their duties on 1st December but they still need more recruits.

Ambulance crews across Scotland are preparing for a 20% increase in call outs over the festive period.

Most are alcohol related.

Appeal for stolen medication

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after 200 packs of medication was stolen from Hawick Medical Practice.

The drugs were taken from the Teviot Road premises between Saturday October 26th and Monday October 22nd.

Dihydrocodeine, Diazepam, Codeine Phosphate, Zopiclone, Lorazapam, Nitrazepam and Cionazepam were among the items taken.

"Some of these tablets are very high-strength and could have serious health implications if taken by anyone other than the person they're prescribed to.

"While we are following a positive line of inquiry in terms of tracing the suspect, we would encourage anyone who is offered or comes across this medication to hand it in to a police station or pharmacy as a matter of urgency."

– Spokesperson, Lothian and Borders Police

Police we are appealing for anyone who may have been aware of suspicious activity in the area of Teviot Road, Hawick, at the weekend to get in touch on 0131 311 3131.

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