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.
Police have charged a Windermere man in connection with two assaults that took place in Kendal on May 26 2015.
Carl Hodgson, of Ambleside Road, has been charged with affray.
The 31-year-old is due to appear at South Lakeland Magistrate’s Court today.
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.”
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.
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 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."
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.
Police in the Borders are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Selkirk.
It happened at around 2am on Sunday, on Bleachfield Road in Selkirk near to Thornfield Avenue.
Two men approached a 30-year-old man from behind and assaulted both him and his female companion.
The suspects then ran off in the direction of Thornfield Avenue.
The man sustained an injury to his head and was taken to Borders General Hospital where he was treated.
One of the suspects was wearing a pink or red short-sleeved top, and had a muscular upper body. The second suspect was wearing a grey top.
Officers are urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.
"This was a very distressing incident for the victims and we're urging anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of
Bleachfield Road around 2am, or who knows who the suspects are, to come forward."
Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday night.
At around 9pm, two women were assaulted in the car park of Dumfries railway station, near to Lovers Walk. Both were treated at the scene by an ambulance.
Police are keen to find four people, two men and two women, who had arrived by train just before the incident and left shortly after it in a silver car.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.
Four men have been charged following an assault and robbery at a property in Galashiels.
A 24-year-old man was threatened with a knife before being robbed at an address in Larchbank Street in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.
The men, aged between 17 and 27, will appear in court at a later date.
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."