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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

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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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