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Event held to tackle modern slavery in Cumbria

Modern slavery event held in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Human trafficking, labour exploitation and modern-day slavery were all issues addressed by Cumbria Police at a special event in Carlisle.

Over two hundred community leaders, social workers and police officers were at Carlisle racecourse to find out more about spotting the signs for slavery and human trafficking in our region.

Jessica Nevin spoke to the Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and Detective Chief Inspector Lesley Hanson to find out more on what can be done locally:


Two men charged over Carlisle robbery

The two men are due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates' Court next month. Credit: ITV Border

Two men have been charged in connection with robbery of a 72-year-old woman on Ashness Drive, on November 3 last year.

Thomas Kirkpatrick, 27, of Shadygrove Road, Carlisle, and Thomas Reynolds, 27, of Brookside place, Carlisle, have been charged with robbery.

They have both been bailed to appear at Carlisle Magistrates' Court on June 27.

Carlisle shopping centre to host fashion event

The Lanes shopping centre Credit: ITV Border

A shopping centre in Carlisle will be hosting a live fashion event over the weekend.

The event at the Lanes shopping centre will be filled with fashion showcases and hair and make up demonstrations on Saturday, 27 May from 10am until 4pm.

There will be hourly fashion shows by models and dancers.

  • 10-11am – Welcome and registration
  • 11am – 4pm – Face of fashion competition
  • 11am – First fashion show
  • 12pm – Second fashion show
  • 1pm – Third fashion show
  • 1.30pm – 3pm – Hair demonstrations with RL Hair down at Debenhams
  • 2pm – Fourth fashion show
  • 3pm – Fifth fashion show
  • 3pm – 4pm – Make up demonstration with Bridget Foster down at Debenhams
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