£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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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."

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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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