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12-year-old girl injured in hit and run

A 12-year-old girl from Cleator Moor has been injured in a hit and run in Cleator Moor.

She has been taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with serious injuries but they are not thought to be life threatening.

Officers were called to the scene on Leconfield Street in Cleator Moor at 8:12am this morning, Friday 11 July.

The road between The Square and the Co-Op store was closed but is now reopen.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the police.

'Serious' hit and run in Cleator Moor

Police are continuing to investigate a 'serious' incident on Leconfield Street in Cleator Moor.

Officers were called to the scene at 8:12am this morning, Friday 11 July, after reports of a hit and run.

Witnesses said a blue vehicle hit a pedestrian but failed to stop.

The road is closed between The Square and the Co-Op store and all motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the police.

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Cumbrian vicar to walk 3 months across countries for charity

A vicar is setting off on a thousand mile walk that will take him from France across much of Northern Spain.

The Reverend Peter Turnbull from Cleator Moor is heading for the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela.

Although it will be a spiritual journey for the vicar, he also hopes to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Matthew Taylor joined the vicar for his preparations.

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Vicar sets off for thousand mile walk

A vicar is setting off today on a thousand mile walk that will take him from France across much of Northern Spain.

The Reverend Peter Turnbull from Cleator Moor is heading for the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela.

It is a journey to raise money for the Great North Air ambulance but also to make his own spiritual journey.

"Despicable crime" ruins family Christmas

Cumbria Police say a family's Christmas has been ruined by burglars who stole a large quantity of wrapped presents.

A house of Ennerdale Road in Cleator Moor was broken into and gifts worth a total of £5,000 were stolen.

This included money in envelopes, as well as other presents.

The thefts were discovered on Christmas Eve afternoon.

The destruction left by the burglars was witnessed by the family's children.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police says the "despicable crime so close to Christmas has ruined Christmas for the family concerned".

They are urging anyone with information to contact them.

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