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Emergency services are dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A592 at the junction of Glebe Road in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Police were called at around 3pm following a report of a one vehicle road crash.
The road has been closed.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.
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Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a couple were tied up during an armed robbery in Cumbria.
It happened in Storrs, near Bowness-on-Windermere, at around 6:30pm on Friday (October 30) evening.
A man and woman inside a residential property were tied up and threatened with crowbars, by men who entered through an unsecured door.
Money and jewellery were stolen, and the couple suffered minor injuries.
This was a terrible ordeal for the couple and we have a team of detectives working hard to trace the offenders and to bring them to justice.
We would still urge anyone who saw three males acting suspiciously in the area to contact us. We would also like to speak to anyone who saw a vehicle with a number of males on board acting suspiciously in the Storrs area between 5.30pm and 7pm.”
Anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101.
Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery in Storrs, near Bowness-on-Windermere.
A man and a women at a residential property were threatened with weapons believed to be crowbars, and tied up by the offenders.
They suffered minor injuries, were left shocked and distressed, and cash and jewellery were stolen.
The incident took place between 6:30pm and 7pm in the lake shore area on Friday 30 October.
Police are searching for three men in connection with the incident, who are described as follows:
- Around 6ft tall, of slim build, wearing a dark balaclava, a dark jacket with a front zip and dark trousers tucked into dark socks
- Around 5ft 7in tall, of stocky build, wearing a dark blue balaclava, a navy jacket and trousers tucked into his socks
- Around 5ft 8in to 5ft 11in tall, wearing a dark balaclava, all dark clothing and trousers tucked into his socks
At least one of the men is believed to have an eastern European accent.
Any incidents of this nature are treated with the upmost seriousness and will not be tolerated in our county. This was a terrifying ordeal for the victims to endure and we are determined to do everything possible to find those responsible and to bring them to justice.
We have a team of detectives and officers working hard to trace the offenders and we are working with the victims to get detailed accounts of what happened and what was taken. We also have increased visibility in the area and will be speaking to local residents.
I am appealing for anyone who has seen three men acting suspiciously in this area to come forward with any information. The suspects may have been in the Bowness area during the day or staying at a local hotel or guest house, so any information may be relevant.”
Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in the Lake District. The attack happened in the Glebe area of Bowness-on-Windermere in the early hours of Friday 11 July. A 21-year-old local man has been arrested and released on bail.
Police are asking people to keep their dogs on a lead after two pregnant ewes were attacked near Bowness.
The sheep sustained injuries to their heads and face after being attacked in a field on Glebe Road.
Police believe the attacks have been by dogs who have been off leads, unattended and allowed to chase sheep in fields. The attack happened between the 28th and 29th of January.
“This was an unnecessary attack on innocent animals. Walkers in the area need to understand that dogs should be under close control at all times, especially when being walked on farm land near to livestock.
"Some dog owners will say “my dog will never run off or attack”, but they just don’t know, if in any doubt put your dog on a lead, better safe than sorry.
“Many people are completely unaware that simply chasing the sheep can cause the ewes to lose their lambs.
“Farmers are entitled to take action. By maintaining control of your pet, you can prevent a distressing incident from happening.”
Anyone who may have information about this or any other attacks on livestock and anyone with information should call PC Jim Bell at Cumbria Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Around 1000 people have visited an exhibition of Cumbrian Artists in its first week at the Blackwell Arts Centre in Bowness-on-Windermere.
The historic house in the heart of the Lake District has hosted some big names in the art world but for the rest of the year it's be home to handiwork from closer to home.
One of the artists is Katy Holford, who came to glass factory Cumbria Crystal in Ulverston 3 years ago when the company was on the brink of bankruptcy.
Her designs turned the company around and they now employ 6 more people, including 2 local apprentices.
Reuben Allonby, Apprentice Engraver at Cumbria Crystal with a vase he designed and engraved for the exhibition.
It retails at nearly £100.