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Incident with WW2 bomb over in Appleby

World War II explosive has been recovered after police in Appleby cordoned off part of the town.

The public in the Bongate area have been told there is no risk of any danger and an earlier cordon has been removed.

A bomb disposal team from Catterick attended, assessed the situation and have taken the ordnance device away. Police would like to thank the public for their co-operation and patience.

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Cordon in place as potential explosives found in Appleby

Map of area affected by investigations into unexploded Ordnance Credit: Cumbria Police

A 400m cordon is in place in Appleby after what's believed to be an explosive was discovered on Bongate early this afternoon (12th Aug)

Police have released the following information and they are asking people in some areas close to where the explosive was found to stay indoors and close doors and windows:

"Police can confirm that they are continuing to work with partners agencies and the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) to assess the piece of Ordnance found at Bongate, Appleby found early this afternoon.

A 400m cordon has been put in place as a precautionary measure, whilst the assessment continues. This is within the pink circle on the map.

Police and partner agencies are advising that those within the 400m of Bongate, Appleby are being asked to stay indoors and keep their windows and doors closed.

Members of the public are being asked to continue to avoid the area."

Police concern for missing 25-year-old

Dean Fargher Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for information about a missing 25-year-old man from the Appleby area.

Dean Fargher was last seen at Penrith Train Station and may have boarded a train to Liverpool on 21 July at approximately 8:48am.

He's described as white, 5ft 10, of medium build, with short curly brown hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt, grey shorts and grey Adidas trainers. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​Police are concerned for his welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen him to call them on 101.

Future of flood-hit care home in spotlight

The care home's future is in the spotlight. Credit: PA

The future of a care home, which has been closed since December's floods, will be discussed at a public consultation beginning today.

Residents from Edenside in Appleby have launched a campaign to return to the home, but ultimately Cumbria County Council will decide whether to re-open or permanently close it.

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Warning for drivers as carts leave Appleby Horse Fair

Police are urging drivers to be careful. Credit: ITV Border

Police are urging motorists to take extra care around caravans and horse drawn vehicles as this year's Appleby Horse Fair comes to a close.

Many gypsies, travellers and visitors to the town are now leaving Appleby, and drivers are being warned to slow down.

Appleby Horse Fair: Feedback wanted

The Appleby Horse Fair. Credit: ITV Border

People with opinions on this year's Appleby Horse Fair are being asked to complete a feedback form.

Europe's largest annual fair for gypsies and travellers got underway last week, and runs until Wednesday 8 June.

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