£1.7m drug haul found in Cumbria

A man has been jailed for more than three years after he was stopped with £1.7m worth or amphetamine in his car near Brampton.

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Police investigating 'unexplained' death

Police are investigating the 'unexplained' death of a man in Carlisle.

They were called to a property at Crossways yesterday, 21 April, at 4:55pm in connection with the death of 30-year-old Lee Phillipson, from Borland Avenue.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances of Mr Phillipson's death.

A 31-year-old man from Carlisle has been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs, and is currently in custody helping police with enquiries.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


'More needs to be done for victims of crime'

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner says 'more needs to be done' to support those who are victims of crime.

The report reviewing the services available to victims was commissioned by Richard Rhodes in 2013.

The findings, released today, show "a cultural change is needed so that the impact on victims becomes a focus, as well as dealing with the offender."

“No crime ever has just one victim. Often crime has a wider impact on family, friends and in some cases on our wider community. It is important that victims have confidence in the system and that they are given the required support at the right time as people have different needs at different times.

"A significant amount of work has been put in place to start to improve the support provided to victims and to change how services work to take greater account of victims’ needs. Work has already begun on a Victims’ Charitable Trust that will act as a champion for victims."

– Richard Rhodes, Police and Crime Commissioner with Cumbria Police

Two guns stolen in west Cumbrian break-in

Police are appealing for witnesses after two guns were stolen from a house in west Cumbria.

A house on High House Road, St Bees was broken into between 11:30pm on Friday, 18 April and 7:30am on Saturday, 19 April.

A 410 Webley and Scott shotgun and a break barrel air gun were stolen from a gun cabinet in the house.

Almost £2,000 pounds worth of jewellery was also taken from the property.

Any one with any information about the incident is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Silloth roads blocked due to armed robbery

All roads out of Silloth have been blocked after a member of staff at the Cumberland Building Society was threatened with a knife during a robbery.

Police were called at 1:11pm today, Thursday 17 April, and are currently investigating the incident.

Officers and Air Support, from the National Police Air Service (NPAS), have been deployed to the area and a search is underway for the offender(s).

Motorists are asked to avoid the area. No one was harmed in the incident.

BikeSafe campaign launched in Cumbria

Cumbria Police have launched their annual BikeSafe campaign as the biking season begins.

The initiative has now been run by the force for a number of years and over the next six months, workshops across the county will educate motorcyclists and provide advanced training on road safety.

Workshops will provide advanced safety training Credit: PA

Workshops will be held in Kendal, Carlisle and Workington Fire and Rescue community centres.

Sergeant Jo House, Cumbria Police BikeSafe Co-ordinator, said:

“BikeSafe aims to bridge the gap between having a licence and getting structured training. Regardless of how much or how many years’ experience you have, there is always something to learn when it comes to staying safe on two wheels."


Dog's lead set alight whilst tied to pillar

Police are appealing for witnesses after offenders set fire to a dog's lead whilst the animal was tied to a pillar.

The incident happened at about 3pm on Monday 14 April outside the Tesco supermarket on New Bridge Road in Workington.

The dog's owner left the store before the fire got too close and it was not injured.

Police are particularly interested in speaking with two males, wearing grey, who were in the area.

Please contact PC James Thomas at Workington Police Station with any information.

Police appeal for help tracing two men

Police have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a a theft in Carlisle.

A VW transporter was broken into at about 1am on Monday, 31 March on Warwick Road.

Police are appealing for help locating the men pictured Credit: Cumbria Police

A large drill with diamond tipped cutter was stolen and an attempt was also made to steal the built in radio and sat nav.

The two men pictured were in the area shortly before the theft took place.

Police believe they may have information regarding the incident.

They are hoping the men can help assist with their investigations Credit: Cumbria Police

Anyone who recognises the men pictured or has any information about the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101. They can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

New lead: border collie revealed as Brampton slasher

CCTV analysis has revealed a border collie named Jess is responsible for damaging numerous cars in Brampton.

Over the past six months residents of Jocks Hill and The Sands areas of the town have been concerned that they were being targeted deliberately.

Caught on camera: the dog appeared to be sniffing car tyres Credit: Cumbria Police

As it turns out Jess has been biting and puncturing the tyres of cars she passes on her daily walk.

Police say the dog's owner has been very surprised and apologetic about the whole situation.

He will be now keeping Jess on a lead.

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