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Woman in a 'stable condition' after police car crash

A 28-year-old woman is in a 'stable condition' after she was involved in a crash with a police car.

The incident happened between Outrigg, St Bees and Grove Road, Egremont at about 6pm on Monday, 21 July.

The woman's black VW Golf collided with a Cumbria Police vehicle as it was responding to an emergency.

The 28-year-old driver of the police vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to the Whitehaven Hospital.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the Cumberland Infirmary.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit attended the scene, and are investigating the full circumstances surrounding the collision.

Cumbria Police praised for financial management

Cumbria Police have been praised by police investigators for managing their finances
Cumbria Police have been praised by police investigators for managing their finances Credit: ITV Border

In a report released today, Cumbria Police have been praised by police investigators for managing their finances.

The force is on target to meet all of its targets - including having to make savings of nearly £5m over the next two years.

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Junction of A595 closed due to crash

The road at the junction of the A595 and the B5305 is closed due to a road traffic collision.

Police were called to the scene at 1:14pm today, Thursday 17 July, after a crash between a car and a motorcycle.

Emergency services are dealing with the incident and motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

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Business donates a car to local police force

Crime Prevention Officer Terry Belshaw, DSG Morecambe Ltd’s Senior Sales Executive Dougie Stokes and Superintendent Mark Pannone
(left-to-right) Crime Prevention Officer Terry Belshaw, DSG Morecambe Ltd’s Senior Sales Executive Dougie Stokes and Superintendent Mark Pannone Credit: Cumbria Police

A local business have donated a car to South Cumbria’s Community Safety Team.

DSG Morecambe Ltd handed over the keys to the Hyundai IX 35 Premium CRDI on Tuesday, 15 July.

It will be used to help prevent crime and disorder in the most rural, isolated areas of South Cumbria.

This is the third occasion where DSG have donated a vehicle to the Force.

£800 of alcohol stolen from Penrith supermarket

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a robbery Credit: Cumbria Police

£800 of alcohol has been stolen from a Morrisons store in Penrith.

Police would like to speak to two men (pictured) in connection with the incident which happened in the Brunswick Road shop between 6:30pm and 7pm on Friday, 6 June.

PC Christopher Warman said: “If anyone has any information or recognises the individual from the CCTV footage we ask that they get in touch with us. Theft will not be tolerated by Cumbria Police and we ask that members of the public help us in our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 2080 Warman, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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