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Wigton man dies in A596 bypass crash

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A 23 year-old man from Wigton has died in a crash which has left another with serious injuries.

Steven Parker died at the scene after the BMW he was driving collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The smash happened yesterday evening at 4:50pm on the Wigton bypass between Station Road and Carlisle bridge. The road was closed for six hours.

Mr Parker's two passengers, a 20 year-old man and a 19 year-old man, were taken to hospital. The 20 year-old is described by police as being in a serious condition. The 19 year-old has minor injuries.

Minor damage was caused to the Corsa and its occupants were uninjured.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said they were appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the crash or the vehicles described leading up to the incident.

Witnesses are asked to called 101

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Man charged with GBH following Whitehaven assault

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A 43-year-old man has been charged with section 18 GBH following an assault in Whitehaven which left another man with serious head injuries.

Mark Quigley, of Hillcrest Avenue, Whitehaven, will appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court today.

The attack took place in the town on Lowther Street at 11:42pm on Saturday 30 December.

A 39-year-old man from the town sustained serious, non-life threatening, head injuries. A second man, aged 26 and also from the town, sustained minor injuries.

Cars damaged by rocks dumped on roads in Cumbria

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Police are investigating a series of incidents where objects such as large rocks, wooden gates, traffic signs, traffic cones and pieces of wood have been placed on roads in south Cumbria.

The latest incident involved two vehicles which were damaged in the early hours of Christmas Eve after colliding with large rocks.

The roads affected have been Rayrigg Road, the A592 towards Kirkstone, and the A591 between Windermere and Ambleside.

Police say these incidents have been happening since July 2017.

Anyone with information should call 101 referencing to incident 34 of 24 December 2017.

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