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Man charged with GBH following Whitehaven assault

Lowther Street, Whitehaven Credit: Google maps

A 43-year-old man has been charged with section 18 GBH following an assault in Whitehaven which left another man with serious head injuries.

Mark Quigley, of Hillcrest Avenue, Whitehaven, will appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court today.

The attack took place in the town on Lowther Street at 11:42pm on Saturday 30 December.

A 39-year-old man from the town sustained serious, non-life threatening, head injuries. A second man, aged 26 and also from the town, sustained minor injuries.


Cars damaged by rocks dumped on roads in Cumbria

Anyone with information should call 101 Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating a series of incidents where objects such as large rocks, wooden gates, traffic signs, traffic cones and pieces of wood have been placed on roads in south Cumbria.

The latest incident involved two vehicles which were damaged in the early hours of Christmas Eve after colliding with large rocks.

The roads affected have been Rayrigg Road, the A592 towards Kirkstone, and the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Police say these incidents have been happening since July 2017.

Anyone with information should call 101 referencing to incident 34 of 24 December 2017.

Don't spend Black Eye Friday with the cops!

Tonight is dubbed by many as Black Eye Friday with more people than usual heading out as they finish work for the holidays.

Officers are urging people to drink sensibly and stay out of trouble. Kim Inglis goes on a tour with Cumbria Police of the last place you'd want to end up tonight:


Missing: Penrith woman last seen in November

Susan Graham was last seen at Sainsbury's in Penrith (right) Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have renewed there appeal for anyone who knows the whereabouts of a missing Penrith woman, who was last seen over a month ago.

Susan Graham, aged 58, has been missing since 20 November 2017.

She was last seen at Sainsbury's in New Squares area of Penrith at around 4pm.

  • shoulder-length dark brown hair
  • medium build
  • wearing a long black jacket with a fur collar, a black belt and pumps

Anyone with information should call 101. Police also ask Susan, if she sees this appeal, to get in touch to let them know she is safe and well.

Missing Carlisle man last seen almost one month ago

Glenn Dawes Credit: Family photo

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a Carlisle man who has been missing for almost one month.

65-year-old Glenn Dawes from Carlisle was last seen at his home on Ashness Drive on 22 November.

He is described as:

  • white
  • 5ft 8 inches tall
  • of stocky build
  • receding ginger hair
  • wearing a blue walking jacket and walking boots
  • carrying a yellow and black rucksack and walking stick

Anyone with information should call 101. Police ask Mr Dawes, if he sees this appeal, to get in touch to let them know he is safe and well.

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