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WATCH: Car stuck in flooded ford

As this video shows, one driver was clearly caught out by yesterday's heavy rain across Cumbria.

David Farrell filmed the video at the ford between Whinney Hill and Galemire in Cleator Moor.

He told ITV Border the car was empty when he arrived, and that other unsuspecting motorists have been caught out by the quickly-rising water level of the ford in the past.

Police say they received a call about the stuck car at 10:50am, and that no one was injured.

Arrest after police negotiator called to Cleator Moor

Ennerdale Road. Credit: Google Street View.

A man has been arrested, after an incident in Cleator Moor in which a police negotiator was called.

The incident happened at 3:38am on Ennerdale Road today (3 April) after concerns were raised for the welfare of a local man.

A cordon was put in place and officers, including a trained negotiator, were deployed.

The road was closed, but has now reopened, and a 34-year-old man from Cleator Moor has been arrested on suspicion of committing public order offences.


Cleator Moor road reopened after police incident

Ennerdale Road. Credit: Google Street View.

Ennerdale Road in Cleator Moor has been reopened, after a police incident in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called at 3:38am this morning (3 April) to an incident at a property on the road, involving concerns for the safety of a local man.

Part of the road was closed, and the public asked to avoid the area.

The road has now reopened.

Pedestrian seriously injured in Cleator Moor crash

A man has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being struck by a car as he crossed the road in Cleator Moor.

At 19:50 on Saturday 20th February, a purple Mini, driven by a 20-year old lady from Frizzington, collided with the man as he left the Four Seasons convenience store on the High Street.

The 48-year old man was initially taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle but has since been transferred to the RVI in Newcastle.

The driver was uninjured. Cumbria Police is appealing for witnesses.


Police concerned about man missing in Cleator Moor area

Stephen Nicholls. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned about a 34-year-old man who is missing in the Cleator Moor area.

Stephen Nicholls was last seen at 10pm on Saturday 7 November, getting into a taxi on Tangier Street, Whitehaven, outside the Rock Bar.

He is described as white, 6ft, of slim build, with dark stubble on his face and scars on his arms.

He was last seen wearing a grey jumper, light denim jeans and grey canvas pumps.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Mr Nicholls to get in touch.

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

Watch: stop the 'grot'

A couple from Cleator Moor are so fed up with rubbish being dumped near their home, they're encouraging people to post photos of Cumbria's "grot spots".

Hannah McNulty has this report:

Cumbrian couple launch 'grot spot' campaign

The couple want people to shame "grot spots" like this. Credit: ITV Border

A Cleator Moor couple are trying to inspire a community clean up, by posting pictures of the town's "grot spots".

Joan and John Poulart are sick of rubbish being dumped outside their home on Queen Street.

They've asking people to take their own photos of the town's "grot spots", which are covered in rubbish, and post them to the Cleator Moor Born and Bred Facebook page.

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