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Arrest after police chase

A man's been arrested following a police chase in West Cumbria.

The incident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday, 30 March 2018, with police pursuing a grey Volkswagen Passat estate from Maryport to Silloth, taking in the A596 and B5300.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the Passat.

A 21-year-old man from Maryport was arrested following the pursuit.

Tyler Wilson, of Bowside Road, Dearham, Maryport, has been charged and remanded on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Wilson has also been recalled to prison for breach of his license.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police referencing incident 265 of 30 March 2018.

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Cumbria Police: Drivers can travel with caution

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Drivers in Cumbria are now being advised they can travel on roads in the county with caution.

Back roads and high roads should still be avoided where possible.

The speed restrictions on the M6 have also been lifted, while many roads in the region remain closed.

Police Scotland are still advising motorists in the south of Scotland to think before they travel.

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Beast from the East causes chaos on the M6

There have been number of road traffic collisions on the M6 northbound carriageway between J38 and J40.

Hazardous driving conditions because of snow and ice on the road meant that only one lane was open between J38 (Tebay) and J39 (Shap).

Traffic was at a standstill while police dealt with the incidents.

A jack-knifed lorry near to Southwaite Services also closed two lanes on the southbound carriageway, south of J41.

A no-injury two-vehicle collision also closed the M6 southbound at Kendal, which involved two wagons.

Motorists are warned not to travel unless absolutely necessary as driving conditions remain hazardous.

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Police warn DO NOT DRIVE during amber weather warning

The Beast from the East has brought hazardous driving conditions to roads across the region.

Police on both sides of the Borders are advising motorists not to travel unless absolutely necessary while the amber weather warning remains in place - up to 6pm tonight.

The red warning for snow in northern parts of the Scottish Borders has now been downgraded to amber. See here for more information on weather warnings.

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