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Teenager sprayed in face with 'unknown substance' in west Cumbria

Part of the A594 in the Ellenborough area. Credit: Google Maps

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.

It happened in the evening on Thursday 12 July by the A594 between Maryport and Dearham, in the Ellenborough area.

The victim was sprayed as he walked past a male holding a bottle.

The 17-year-old had some skin irritation and attended Cumberland Infirmary.

He has since been discharged.

Officers investigating the incident have located the bottle believed to have been used.

The road was closed in both directions whilst officers carried out investigations. The road has since reopened.

The person sought is described as a young white male, possibly in his teens, around 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a black hoody. He was also wearing black jeans and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

This kind of incident is very rare and is taken extremely seriously.

Thankfully, the 17-year-old is recovering well following the assault and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the wider public at this time.

I would urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the police immediately."

– Detective Inspector Matt Scott

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Cleator Moor man charged with GBH assault

Lowther Street in Whitehaven. Credit: ITV Border

A man from Cleator Moor has been charged with GBH assault, following an incident in Whitehaven.

It happened on Saturday 7 July at around 8pm on Lowther Street.

25-year-old Kevin Christian, of Jacktrees Road in Cleator Moor, has been charged with GBH Assault.

A 24-year-old local man remains in a serious but stable condition in a hospital in Newcastle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Man arrested following Whitehaven assault

Lowther Street in Whitehaven. Credit: ITV Border

A 25-year-old man from Cleator Moor has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an assault in Whitehaven.

Police were called to Lowther Street around 8pm on Saturday 7 July.

A 24-year-old west Cumbrian man is in a serious but stable condition.

The 25-year-old man remains in police custody.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked call 101.

Man charged with GBH following Carlisle assault

The assault happened in the rear garden of an address in Pennine Way, Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A 28-year-old man from Carlisle has been charged with grievous bodily harm following an incident in the city over the weekend.

Nicky Maxwell, of Pennine Way, Carlisle, has been remanded in custody and will appear at Carlisle Magistrates' Court today.

Police received a report of an assault at around 11.20pm on Saturday 21 April. The incident is said to have happened at around 3pm.

A 28-year-old man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with serious head injuries where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

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Man charged with GBH following Whitehaven assault

Lowther Street, Whitehaven Credit: Google maps

A 43-year-old man has been charged with section 18 GBH following an assault in Whitehaven which left another man with serious head injuries.

Mark Quigley, of Hillcrest Avenue, Whitehaven, will appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court today.

The attack took place in the town on Lowther Street at 11:42pm on Saturday 30 December.

A 39-year-old man from the town sustained serious, non-life threatening, head injuries. A second man, aged 26 and also from the town, sustained minor injuries.

18-year-old arrested over serious assault in Annan

The assault happened in the car park of Springbells Road Credit: ITV Border

An 18-year-old man from Lockerbie has been arrested in connection with a serious assault on a 16-year-old man in Annan.

The incident happened on the night of Saturday 9 December, where the 16-year-old was attacked by a group of four males. He was treated at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary after suffering serious facial injuries.

A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

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