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Police warn drivers about hazardous weather

Police are warning drivers in Cumbria to take care, as heavy rain and thunder sweeps across the county.

Concerns for missing Whitehaven man

Missing man Paul Radcliffe Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing in Whitehaven.

Paul Radcliffe, from Cambridge Road, was last seen leaving West Cumberland Hospital at 8pm on Friday, 15th July.

The 45-year-old is described as being white, approximately 5ft 7inches tall, with short dark brown hair, and of medium build.

Officers believe that he may be in the Hensingham area of the town.

"Police are concerned for Paul’s welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen him to call Cumbria Police on 101.

"Police also urge Paul if he sees this appeal to let police know he is safe and well."

– Cumbria Police spokesperson

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Police appeal for help tracing missing Whitehaven woman

Missing Linda Liddell Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for help tracing a missing 45-year-old woman from Whitehaven.

Linda Liddell was last seen at James Street in Whitehaven by her family at 10.30am yesterday. She is believed to be in the Carlisle area.

Linda is described as 5ft 5inch tall, of a slim build, with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing black ankle boots, light denim dungarees and a green/khaki parka.

Police are concerned for Linda’s welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen her to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to the duty sergeant.

Cumbria Police tweet support to Dallas officers

Cumbria Police have tweeted a message of support to police in Dallas, after five officers were killed by snipers during protests.

Searches to continue for man missing in the River Eden

Cumbria Police are helping search for a missing man in the River Eden Credit: ITV Border (library image)

Searches are set to resume for a man who it's believed could be missing in the River Eden.

The searches were called off last night near the Sands Leisure Centre in Carlisle as darkness fell.

All emergency services were involved - helped by local Mountain Rescue teams

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Cumbria Police recruiting special constables

Police are recruiting more special constables. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police is looking to recruit more special constables.

The 'specials' have the same powers as the police, and work closely with communities across the county.

The role is voluntary and constables have to work a minimum of 206 hours a year.

It's very much to work with the communities and to engage with the communities, to take part in patrol and take part in all the police duties.

But at the end of the day they're still a member of the community and they can contribute towards that community.

– Chief Officer Paul Cretney, Cumbria Special Constabulary

Man dies following St Bees road crash

Credit: Press Association

A man has died following a road crash in St Bees this morning.

Police say it's believed he suffered a medical episode at the wheel and did not die as a result of the collision.

Officers were called at 7.40am to reports of a car colliding with a wall on the B5345, St Bees Road.

The road was shut for several hours but has now re-opened.

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