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Cumbria police officer guilty of assault

A Cumbria police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a 29-year-old woman.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates heard how David Carr, from Frizington, who was off duty at the time, assaulted the woman in December 2013 in an incident described as domestic.

He was suspended from duty following his arrest.

The 39-year-old entered a not guilty plea earlier this year, but was found guilty and ordered to pay a £600 fine, £500 court costs, £250 compensation to the victim and a £20 surcharge, totalling £1,370.

"Any allegations made against police officers or staff within Cumbria Constabulary are thoroughly investigated. Police officers are not above the law and we expect our officers to conduct themselves lawfully and appropriately both inside and outside of work.

Now that he has been found guilty of assault by the court, we are actively pursuing internal misconduct proceedings."

– Michelle Skeer, Temporary Deputy Chief Constable

Dumfries woman assaulted while pushing pram

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old woman, who was pushing a pram with her two-year-old son inside, was assaulted in Dumfries.

She was approached on Criffel Road near the Cuckoo Bridge foot path at around 19:45 on Thursday 25 September.

A man asked her for money; when she refused he assaulted her, knocking the pram over, however the infant was not injured.

The man is described as white, around five-foot five and in his early thirties. He is of slim build and was wearing a dark baseball cap.

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Man stabbed with a broken bottle

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a broken bottle at a music festival in Kirkudbright on Saturday night.

His injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

Police would like to speak to anyone who attended the festival who may have witnessed the incident or who saw anyone leaving the area in a hurry.

– Police Scotland spokesman
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