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Man arrested in connection with Maryport Post Office robbery

A man from Workington has been arrested following the robbery at the Post Office in Maryport yesterday.

The 47 year-old was arrested at the Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle this afternoon.

He has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is being questioned by police.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Cumbria Police issue warning to motorists

Members of the public are being warned to expect road disruption across Cumbria due to anticipated surface water flooding and high winds.

Heavy downpours of rain are falling on already saturated ground and is causing surface water flooding on minor roads across the county.

Due to the potentially high winds and wet conditions advice issued to drivers by Cumbria Police is to slow down, plan extra time for your journey and to make sure that your car is equipped to deal with deteriorating weather conditions.

Cumbria Police have received reports of surface water flooding around the Kendal area and are urging motorists not to drive through any water that they cannot judge the depth.

Cumbria Police are currently dealing with a tree that has fallen on the westbound carriageway on the A66 at Embleton. The road is not blocked however police are on scene to assist with traffic and highways are on route to remove the fallen tree.

Police appeal for missing Penrith woman

Susan Rylands is missing from Penrith Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of Susan Rylands, 62, who is missing from Penrith.

She was last seen at approximately 7am yesterday morning (January 25th) at her home address on Victoria Road in Penrith.

She is described as white, of slim build, with collar length dark brown hair with highlights.

She was last seen wearing a grey or black top, charcoal coloured trousers, a fur-lined denim jacket and maroon coloured square glasses which have a wide arm.

"Police are concerned for her wellbeing and appeal to anyone who may have seen Mrs Rylands to get in touch. Police would also urge Mrs Rylands if she sees this appeal to let police know she is safe and well."

– Cumbria Police Spokesperson

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

Two men charged with Cleator Moor stabbing

The victim was stabbed on Duke Street, Cleator Moor

Two men have been charged with GBH following a stabbing on Duke Street, Cleator Moor on Friday 15 January at around 11pm.

Andrew Smith, 36, of High Street, Cleator Moor, and Craig Branney, 26, of Greystone Place, Cleator Moor, have both been remanded in custody.

The 34-year-old male victim from Cleator Moor, suffered a punctured lung and has since been released from hospital.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.


Police appeal for information over 92-year-old missing from Maryport

Mary Cope who is missing from Maryport Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 92-year-old woman missing from Maryport.

Mary Cope was last seen at around 9am this morning (January 11th) at the Jah Jireh Residential Home on Main Street, Maryport.

She is described as white, of slimish build, 5ft 3" tall, with short wavy grey/ white hair. She walks with a small stoop and has a Scottish accent.

She is believed to be wearing a rosy coloured 3/4 length anorak with a hood, possibly grey trousers and black strappy shoes, and have with her a tri-wheeled zimmer frame with a shopping bag attached and a black shoulder handbag.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen Mrs Cope to get in touch. Police would also urge Mrs Cope is she sees this appeal to let them know she is safe and well.

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

Cyclists urged to protect their bikes from thieves

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Cumbria Police are encouraging cyclists to protect their bikes from thieves.

Officers are holding two bicycle security marking events later this month in South Lakeland.

The events will see bikes marked with a RetainaGuard product to enable stolen bikes to be returned to their owners. The bikes will be marked with a unique code and contact number, which is stored on the ISR database.

The kit, which costs £3, also includes six tamper-proof stickers and an International ISR card.

“In the first instance we’d ask bike owners to make sure their property is secure. Make sure bikes are kept somewhere safe and secure (e.g. chained to a ground anchor within a shed) . Don’t make it easy for thieves.

“Unfortunately, these crimes still do happen because bikes can be of high value and easy for criminals to sell on. Marking is a good step to deterring the thieves, but also means that should your bike be stolen it can be identified as yours wherever it may be found.”

– PCSO Emma Forrester, Cumbria Police

The events will be held on:

Saturday 23rd January, 10am-1pm, Coniston Sports and Social Centre, Shepherds Bridge Lane, Coniston LA21 8AL

Sunday 24th January, 10am-12noon, Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, Main Street, Hawkshead LA22 0NT

Police appeal for Carlisle assault witnesses

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Carlisle on Friday night.

A 25-year-old man sustained non-life threatening head injuries following the incident near the Portland Snooker Club on Currock Road.

Anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed something is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Carlisle CID or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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