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Tribute to 'well respected business man'

Mr Telford was killed in an accident near Wigton Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of Michael, known as Mike, Telford have paid tribute to him following a fatal road traffic collision.

The accident happened on 6th December 2012, around 4pm on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall close to the town of Wigton. Mr Telford was taken to the Cumberand Infirmary but was later died.

The family of Mike Telford have today paid tribute to a Husband, Father and Grandfather, they said:

"Mike was a well-known and respected Carlisle Business Man. He was the owner of Telford Group having Citroen and Skoda Car Dealerships in the City. Mike had a keen interest in Motor Sport and Cars.

"Mike leaves behind his wife Shirley, Son Gregor and daughters Kerry and Lindsay. Also Grandchildren Jessica, Ella, Harry, Jack and Thomas."

A second vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa was also involved and the driver, a man aged 21 from Maryport was treated for minor injuries.

Police are appealing to anyone who was on that stretch of road around the time of the accident or just before to contact them on 101.


Crash victim named

A man who died after a crash involving two cars near Wigton has been named. He was 75 year old Michael John Telford from Warwick on Eden in Carlisle.

The crash happened on the B5302 near to Wheyrigg Hall just after 4pm on December 6th.

Mr Telford, who had been driving a Citroen Kew, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary died shortly after.

The road was closed for around five hours. A 21 year old male driver from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping police with their enquiries. The road was closed for five hours.

A male driver of a Vauxhall Corsa aged 21, from Maryport was treated for minor injuries and is helping the police with their enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnesses the crash or have any information about what may have led to it should contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Thrown snowball causes crash in Dumfries

A youth threw a snowball at a passing car on Lochside Road in Dumfries causedit to collide with another car.

The incident happened at around 3.40pm yesterday (December 3rd).

The snowball hit the windshield of a silver Ford Mondeo which then crashed into a passing silver Honda Civic.

A 56-year-old local man was driving the Mondeo and a 31-year-old local woman was driving the Civic.

Both were checked by ambulance staff at the scene, but suffered no injuries.

Dumfries and Galloway Police are looking to find the youth who was responsible for the incident and are keen to speak to four male youths who were also seen in the area at the time.

Carriage driver in a 'serious but stable' condition

The mangled carriage at the scene of the accident Credit: Brian Sherman

The driver of a bridal horse carriage that was involved in a crash with a car, is in a 'serious but stable condition' in hospital.

Simon Millar and his daughter Hannah, were driving the bride and her father to the wedding when the accident happened.

Mr Millar is in intensive care at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and his daughter is due to be discharged today.

The bride, Donna Pennycook, was released from hospital in time to make her wedding, but her father, Lawrence Pennycook, remains in hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.

The accident happened just after 2pm on Saturday (December 1st), at the entrance to Mabie House Hotel on the New Abbey Road, near Dumfries.

The groom was not involved in the accident.

The horses were treated for minor injuries.


Pedestrian knocked down Lockerbie

A full crash investigation is underway after a pedestrian, believed to be a woman in her 70s, was knocked down by a car.It happened on the B7076 at Muirend Cottage, Lockerbie.

Police are asking for anyone who may have used this road, which runs alongside the A74(M) over the lunchtime period to get in touch if they saw anything which may help. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible at this time.

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