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Cumbria Police to host recruitment event

The event will be held next week Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police will be holding event for those interested in joining the force as Special Constables.

It will take place on Wednesday 19th of April at 6pm at Barrow Police Station.

Senior police officers, current serving Special Constables and HR staff will be in attendance to provide more information on the recruitment process.

Special Constables play a vital role in fighting crime, making our streets safe and working for the benefit of the community in which they live.

The role is incredibly rewarding and flexible depending on your skills and availability.

I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest in being a Special Constable to come long to this month’s event to find out more.

– Superintendent Rob O’Connor, Cumbria Constabulary

Special Constables are part-time, volunteer Police Officers, who perform the same duties and wear the same uniform as their regular counterparts.

They spend a minimum of four hours a week (16 hours a month) supporting their police colleagues to tackle crime in their communities.

There is currently no deadline date for applications.

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Police appeal for community support officers

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Cumbria Police is looking for new community support officers.

PCSOs are uniformed staff who support police in communities across the county, often dealing with issues like antisocial behaviour and public reassurance.

Applications are open until Monday 10 April.

Police Community Support Officers carry out a vital role in the Constabulary. It is a uniquely interesting and rewarding position which is well-suited to people who have a genuine interest in working hard to improve the community.

Ideal applicants will be out-going and able to work closely with police officers and partners to overcome problems.

It is a challenging role where no two days will ever be the same. But if you are looking for a career change where you can really make a difference, this may well be the job for you.

– Chief Superintendent Mark Pannone

Man arrested after man stabbed in Workington

A man has been arrested after a 31-year-old was stabbed in Workington.

A man has been arrested after a 31-year-old was stabbed in Workington.

Cumbria Police were called on Friday afternoon to reports of an assault taking place inside a property at Firth View Walk.

Officers arrived and found a man who had suffered a suspected stab wound to the back. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Preston Hospital by air ambulance.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody.

The injured man remains in hospital today. However, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Nobody else is being sought in relation to this incident.

Anyone who has information about what happened who has yet to come forward is asked to call Cumbria Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 168 of 24 March 2017.

– Cumbria Police

Police concern for missing Millom woman

Missing Millom woman Olena Natalie Francis Tong.

Cumbria Police asking for the public’s help finding a missing woman from Millom.

Olena Natalie Francis Tong, 24, was last seen in Seascale at around 7pm on Friday and officers are concerned for her welfare.

She is described as being around 5ft 1ins tall, pale and of a slim build. She has dyed-red shoulder-length hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.

Police say she may be wearing a black leather jacket with a fur trim, black leggings and grey boots. She has a scaffold/bar piercing in the top of an ear, has an Arabic tattoo on her neck and a roses tattoo on her hip.

It is believed she is driving a black Vauxhall Corsa, registration PX64 UGE

Anyone with information on where she may be or who has information which may assist officers is asked to call Cumbria Constabulary immediately on 101.

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Cumbria sees hate crime increase

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Cumbria Police recorded 50 hate crimes between July and September 2016.

That's an increase of 14 per cent on the previous three months.

Police forces in England and Wales can class five types of racially or religiously aggravated offences as hate crimes.

The 14 per cent rise in Cumbria was well below the national increase of 27 per cent.

Police team nominated for national award

Cumbria Police's finance team Credit: Cumbria Police

The finance team for Cumbria Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner has been nominated for a national award.

They are on the shortlist for the Team of the Year award in the Public Finance Innovation Awards 2017.

The winners will be announced in April.

“Over recent years, during a period of unprecedented financial challenge for the organisation, the finance team have been invaluable to the constabulary.

"The staff have sought to continue to deliver an effective policing service with ever decreasing resources."

– Chief Constable Jerry Graham

Controlled explosion planned after suspicious incident in Workington

Cumbria Police close off road in Workington Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police say a controlled explosion will take place outside Workington Police Station after a suspicious incident involving a vehicle.

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene on Hall Brow.

The police say there is no threat to the public at this time, but the road has been closed and people are being asked to avoid the area.

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