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Police appeal after assault at Carlisle nightclub

Mint nightclub in Carlisle. Credit: Google Street View.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at a popular nightclub in Carlisle.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning of 17 April, at around 2:20am, in the Mint nightclub on Botchergate.

The victim, a 31-year-old man, suffered a head injury that needed stitches.

Man from Carlisle dies following a one-vehicle collision

A man has died following a one-vehicle collision in a village near Carlisle

A man has died following a one-vehicle collision in a village near Carlisle.

Police were called to Burgh by Sands on Sunday 16th April at around 3pm.

The 18-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving a black Mini Cooper, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cumbria Police is appealing for witnesses and asking them to call 101 and quote log number 141 of 16th April.


'There's a nervousness about the players'- Keith Curle

Keith Curle was deflated in the post-match press conference Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle United Manager Keith Curle says there's a nervousness in his squad as the team are on the brink of dropping out of the play-off zone.

The Blue were beaten 2-1 by Notts County at Brunton Park on Saturday.

The hosts led for the majority of the match but two late goals by the visitors meant it was another defeat for United.

Fourteen-year-old boy missing in Carlisle

Ben Hull. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy in the Carlisle area.

Ben Hull, who is from the city, was last seen at 5:30pm yesterday (5 April) leaving his home in Raffles.

He is around 5'9" and was wearing a light and dark blue jacket with a hood. The jacket has a large “V” on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Man seriously hurt in burglary hammer attack

Bower Street, Carlisle. Credit: ITV News

Three men and one woman have been arrested in connection with an aggravated burglary in Carlisle which left a man with a serious injury.

Police were called at 4.17pm on Saturday following a report of a window being smashed at a house on Bower Street.

Offenders forced entry to the property and a man, armed with a hammer, attacked the occupants.

A 39-year-old man suffered a serious head injury and was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.

A woman, also 39, suffered a broken finger.

Those arrested are all from Carlisle. The three men are aged 33, 26 and 23. The woman is aged 31.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

“At this time we are looking for no further suspects. However we do want the public’s help with this incident.

“Our early CCTV enquiries have shown a number of cars stopping as the incident happened and we would really like to hear from those people about what they saw in order to bring those responsible to justice.

“This was a terrifying attack for the victims and a team of detectives are actively working on this case.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, please get in touch.”

– Det Sgt Tracey Nimmo

Public meetings to deal with anti-social behaviour in Raffles

A multi-agency approach to tackle anti-social behaviour in Raffles is to begin next week.

Monthly police desks will be held at at Shadygrove Road Police Station between 3pm and 4pm starting 4 April.

Police will team up with Riverside Housing Association in a bid to resolve the issues.

The initiative has been set up after a number of criminal incidents involving young people targeting residents.

“Without the involvement of the local people affected we can only do so much. If you can make it, please come along and let your voice be heard.”

– Sergeant Chris Blain
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