Live updates

Teen seriously injured in Stranraer assault

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after an assault in Stranraer.

The incident took place outside the Ryan Centre in the town at around 5.30pm on Monday (27th May).

The teenager was attacked by another man and is being treated for serious facial injuries at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.


Man and woman thrown into river in Carlisle

The police are investigating after a man and woman were pushed into a river in Carlisle.

It happened next to a weir in Melbourne Park. The police say the three men involved in the attack had been drinking in the park.

The man was violently assaulted and suffered facial injuries before being pushed into the water. His partner was also pushed into the river but was uninjured.

Man released in connection with Peebles assault

A 41-year-old man who was arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Peebles has been released without appearing in court.

Lothian and Borders Police said that a male was due to appear from custody today (November 22nd), at Jedburgh Sheriff Court charged with attacking a 52-year-old woman in a shop on Peebles High Street on November 13th.

Aspokesman for the Crown Office said there was no court appearance with the matter still under investigation.

"The Procurator Fiscal at Selkirk received a report concerning a 41 year old male in connection with an alleged incident on November 13 in Peebles."After full and careful consideration of the report by the Procurator Fiscal, the accused was liberated pending further investigations."

– Spokesman, Crown Office

CCTV released of Carlisle assault

CCTV footage of a woman being assaulted in Carlisle on October 28th, has been released by detectives.

The 24-year-old was punched in the head and fell to the ground as she attempted to break up a fight between two men at Court Square in the town.

She suffered a fractured skull and bleeds to the brain, and is still recovering at home.

"“This woman was acting as a peacekeeper and attempted to stop two men from fighting, which I believed showed extreme courage. The CCTV shows how quickly she fell to the ground after being punched and subsequently suffered serious injuries.

“We are particular keen to speak to the witnesses to the incident who clearly assist the victim after the assault and anyone who recognises the man who threw the punch.”

– Detective Constable Steve Whitehead, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information can contact Carlisle CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The video can be viewed on the Cumbria Police website.


Man charged over Peebles assault

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault on a woman in Peebles.The 52-year-old was attacked on November 13th when she was working in a shop on the High Street.

The man is scheduled to appear at Selkirk Sheriff Court tomorrow (November 22nd).

Meanwhile, Detectives are continuing to investigate a second report of assault on a 41-year-old woman in Dovecot Road on November 17th.

Lothian and Borders Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Those with information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

Assault in Peebles

Shop where the assault took place Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for information after a female shop assistant was assaulted in Pebbles yesterday (13th November).

The attack happened at around 4.45pm at Thistle Quilting on Peebles High Street.

A man, described as white, in his 40's, around 5'10", of medium build with short black hair, entered the shop, assaulted the shop assistant then ran off in the direction of North Bridge.

He is described as wearing a navy jacket and blue jeans.

A Police spokesperson said:

“This appears to have been an unprovoked attack which has left the victim very shaken. I would urge anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact Peebles Police station on 01721720637 or contact the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 111555."

Cumbrian man sentenced to 7 years

John Lowis Credit: Cumbria Police

A 44-year-old man from Cumbria has been sentenced to seven years in jail for assaulting a 52-year-old man with a hammer.

John Lowis from Shap, carried out the assault on the August 12th.

Detective Inspector Kim Fulton said:

“The assault which took place was serious and could have resulted in the victims death. He was badly injured following the attack, sustaining extremely serious injuries and it was fortunate that the injuries were not fatal.

“This was a premeditated attack, Lowis purposefully left the premises where the victim was and armed himself with a hammer in order to assault the victim.

"He waited in the area until he was able to ambush the victim and then proceeded to violently attack him. The sentence impose today reflects the serious of the assault."

Serious assault - seven charged

Seven people have been charged in relation to a serious assault that happened in Carlisle in June 2012.

Local bar manager Tim Ip was assaulted in the early hours of the morning in Lowther Arcade in Carlisle, as a result he spent some time in intensive care in Newcastle's RVI hospital.

Cumbria police have now confirmed the following people have been charged with affray:

  • Connor Terrence O’Neil,19, of Kingmoor Rd Carlisle
  • Joshua John O’Neil, 22, of Sandpiper Dr Peterborough
  • Lee O’Neil, 30, of Sandpiper Dr Peterborough
  • Ricky O’Neil, 26, of Bernard St Southampton
  • Jodie Patricia O’Neil, 29, of Orchard Lane Southampton
  • Sean Carruthers, 30, of Sunnymead Carlisle

Also charged with the same incident was Thomas Martin Tweedy Hill, aged 21, from Flower St Carlisle

All are due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court on Friday 2nd November 2012

Load more updates