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Cumbria Police top for victim satisfaction

Cumbria Police had a high satisfaction rate. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police has the highest percentage of victims of crime who are satisfied with the way they were treated by the police.

The force scored 97 percent, showing a better satisfaction rate than any other police force in England and Wales.

The figure was revealed in a report by police watchdog HMIC, published today.

The Inspection determined that Cumbria Constabulary has a good approach to treating the people it serves with fairness and respect, and to ensuring its workforce behaves ethically and lawfully.

That said, the Inspection found that the force does need to improve how it assesses individual staff performance, and this is an area that is currently being developed.

– Peter McCall, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

BB gun 'may have been brandished' in Carlisle incident

The scene of the incident. Credit: ITV Border

Police are continuing to investigate "reports of disorder and assault' in the Denton Holme area of Carlisle yesterday evening (3 December).

Officers will be in the local area today, speaking to witnesses and local people to establish exactly what happened.

Armed police and dog handlers were called to the Graham Street and Denton Street area as a precaution at around 9:15pm, to reports of a fight between a group of men, in which two people may have been assaulted.

Police have now confirmed that one of the men involved had a BB gun - a type of air gun.

Officers will be in the local area of Denton Holme today to continue their investigation into exactly what happened last night following reports of disorder. We can confirm that following initial investigations that one of the men had in his possession a BB gun, which may have been brandished in the altercation.

We would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident.

We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who know the men involved to contact us and assist with our investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Carlisle CID.

– Inspector Richard Quinn

Police were looking for the driver of a Punto who left the area yesterday, they can confirm that the driver of the vehicle has been identified and has been spoken to by Officers.

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Concern for missing Braithwaite teenager

Missing teenager Tom Hammond Credit: Cumbria Police

Police in Cumbria are becoming increasingly concerned for a 15-year-old boy who is missing from the Braithwaite area.

Tom Hammond, from York, was last seen at High Bridge in Braithwaite at 4.30pm on Friday 28th October.

He is described as:

  • 5ft 7 inches tall
  • Slim build
  • Short blonde hair

He was last seen wearing a dark blue duffel coat, light blue jeans and walking boots.

Anyone who has seen Tom is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

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Man arrested after stabbing in Whitehaven

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A man is stable in hospital after being stabbed in a pub in Whitehaven.

It happened at the Three Tuns in Duke Street in the town at around 10:40pm on Saturday 1st October.

A man has been arrested by Cumbria Police, which is appealing for any witnesses to get in touch. The force wants to hear from anyone who saw the suspect or the victim in the time leading up to the stabbing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Detective Sgt Jim Rooney or Detective Constable David Matthews.

Police searching for three men following Carlisle robbery

Map of where the robbery happened Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating a robbery that happened in Carlisle in which three men wearing balaclavas broke into a Bargain Booze shop in the city.

Officers were called at 8.46pm on the 19th September following a robbery at the store on Beechwood Avenue.

Three men, wearing black balaclavas are reported to have entered the shop before demanding money and cigarettes.

The three men then left with an unknown amount of cash and a large amount of cigarettes.

They've been described as being tall and of slim build.

One of them was carrying an orange bag for life which has been used to carry the stolen cigarettes.

“We are appealing to members of the public who have may have seen three men acting suspiciously in the Stanwix area this evening to contact us.

“The two staff members on duty have been subjected to a terrifying ordeal and are understandably shaken.

“At this time we do not know if the three men have made off on foot or in a vehicle. Any information, no matter how insignificant you may deem it, could help trace those responsible.”

– Detective Inspector Jenny Beattie
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