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Two women, aged 17 and 19, arrested over serious assault

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Cumbria Police are investigating a report of a serious assault which occurred on Mardale Road in Carlisle at around 6am this morning.

A 21 year old man, from Carlisle, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries, which are not life threatening.

Two women, aged 19 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to Carlisle CID, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Vandalism and assault in Hawick

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Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following a vandalism and assault in Hawick.

Three men were seen at around 3am yesterday damaging a number of cars in the Roxburghe Drive and Stirches Road area.

At around 3.50am a 20-year-old man was assaulted by two males while walking on Princes Street.

He sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The two suspects were part of a larger group of 4-5 males, described as 16-17 years old.

One of the suspects is described as wearing grey joggers, and a dark-coloured shell suit style jacket. He had a line shaved into his hair on either the right or left hand side.

The group were last seen heading towards the old Waverly Walk.

“This was a completely unprovoked attack and there will be an increase in high visibility patrols in the local area over the coming days.

“We’d urge anyone with information about either the assault or the vandalisms, or who recognises the descriptions of the suspects, to get in touch as soon as possible.”

– Sergeant Rachel Campbell, Police Scotland

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police appeal for Carlisle assault witnesses

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Carlisle on Friday night.

A 25-year-old man sustained non-life threatening head injuries following the incident near the Portland Snooker Club on Currock Road.

Anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed something is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Carlisle CID or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man assaulted in Workington

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Police are investigating an assault on Oxford Street, Workington, earlier this morning.

The assault took place arond 6am when a Workington man was walking along Oxford Road.

He was thrown to the ground, punched and kicked, suffering minor injuries.

The suspect is described as being a white male, aged in his mid-twenties, of small build with short dark hair.

Detective Inspector Dan StQuintin from Cumbria Police said:

We require the public’s help in tracing who is responsible for this alleged unprovoked attack. If you were in the vicinity of Oxford Road at this time, we would like to hear from you.

The victim suffered minor injuries but is understandably shaken by this incident.”

– Detective Inspector Dan StQuintin

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101

Police charge man in connection with Carlisle sneeze assaults

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A man has been charged in connection with a number of assaults that took place in Carlisle city centre following members of the public sneezing.

Stephen Jackson, of Shaddongate, has been charged with four counts of assault by beating, one count of common assault and one count of using threatening behaviour to cause harassment, alarm and distress.

The 49-year-old is due to appear before North Cumbria Magistrates Court on June 30 2015.


Four arrested after shop assault

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Police in Carlisle are investigating a theft and assault that took place at the Spar store on Fusehill Street.

The incident happened last night (19 May 2015) between 9.30pm and 9.45pm when four women entered the store and three bottles of wine were subsequently stolen.

An employee challenged the women who then assaulted him on Broad Street and Fusehill Street. The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with minor injuries.

Police have arrested four women in connection with the incident. They are aged 16, 22, 25 and 34 respectively and are all from the Carlisle area. They are currently helping officers with their enquiries.

“We require the public’s help in assisting this investigation. We are asking anyone who witnessed the assault to contact police, we would also like to speak to any customers who visited the Spar store on Fusehill Street between those times.”

– Detective Inspector Craig Smith, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for witnesses to 'violent and unprovoked' assault in Workington

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a "violent and unprovoked" assault that took place Workington in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Potential witnesses to the attack at Caspian Takeaway, on Fisher Street, are described as follows:

  • Two females with long dark hair. Both are described as around 5ft 6in, with a heavy build. One was wearing a knee-length skirt with black panels on either side and light grey or white panels on the front and back. The second was wearing a short-sleeved blouse with red and brown vertical stripes and black trousers
  • A male of slim build, around 5ft 8in, wearing a long sleeved, open-necked shirt and black trousers. He had dark hair, close shaved at the sides with longer, gelled hair on top
  • A male of slim build, around 5ft 8in, wearing a dark blue or black polo short with white collar and sleeve trim and black trousers. He also had dark hair
  • A male of heavy build, around 5ft 6in, with short dark hair. He was wearing grey trousers, a dark blue or black jumper and what appeared to be a horizontally striped top underneath

Anyone with information is asked to contact Workington Police Station.

Police appeal after man assaulted in Galashiels

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 41-year-old man was assaulted in the centre of Galashiels on Wednesday night.

The man was walking along Huddersfield Street at around 10pm when was approached by a man and assaulted.

He was taken to Borders General hospital where he was treated for minor head and facial injuries.

The suspect is described as being around 22 to 23-years-old, of a stocky build, five foot eight inches tall and was wearing dark clothing.

"There were a number of motorists passing through the area at the time who could have witnessed the assault.

"Anyone with information that can assist should contact Police Scotland on 101."

– PC Bruce Dodds, Police Scotland

Forest worker assaulted by three men in Newton Stewart

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Police Scotland is investigated an assault on a Dutch forestry worker in Newton Stewart.

The 25-year-old was attacked by three men when he arrived at his place of work, about two miles north of Glentrool.

The men assaulted the victim with a metal bar at around 8am on Saturday morning. He was left with bruising and soreness but no broken bones.

The three attackers are described as being Polish nationals, bald headed with muscular necks. They were wearing tracksuit trousers and fled the scene in a white coloured Ford Transit type van, which had a smashed passenger window.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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