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Man arrested after man stabbed in Workington

A man has been arrested after a 31-year-old was stabbed in Workington.

A man has been arrested after a 31-year-old was stabbed in Workington.

Cumbria Police were called on Friday afternoon to reports of an assault taking place inside a property at Firth View Walk.

Officers arrived and found a man who had suffered a suspected stab wound to the back. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Preston Hospital by air ambulance.

An 18-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody.

The injured man remains in hospital today. However, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Nobody else is being sought in relation to this incident.

Anyone who has information about what happened who has yet to come forward is asked to call Cumbria Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 168 of 24 March 2017.

– Cumbria Police

Police concern for missing Millom woman

Missing Millom woman Olena Natalie Francis Tong.

Cumbria Police asking for the public’s help finding a missing woman from Millom.

Olena Natalie Francis Tong, 24, was last seen in Seascale at around 7pm on Friday and officers are concerned for her welfare.

She is described as being around 5ft 1ins tall, pale and of a slim build. She has dyed-red shoulder-length hair, blue eyes and wears glasses.

Police say she may be wearing a black leather jacket with a fur trim, black leggings and grey boots. She has a scaffold/bar piercing in the top of an ear, has an Arabic tattoo on her neck and a roses tattoo on her hip.

It is believed she is driving a black Vauxhall Corsa, registration PX64 UGE

Anyone with information on where she may be or who has information which may assist officers is asked to call Cumbria Constabulary immediately on 101.

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Cumbria sees hate crime increase

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Cumbria Police recorded 50 hate crimes between July and September 2016.

That's an increase of 14 per cent on the previous three months.

Police forces in England and Wales can class five types of racially or religiously aggravated offences as hate crimes.

The 14 per cent rise in Cumbria was well below the national increase of 27 per cent.

Police team nominated for national award

Cumbria Police's finance team Credit: Cumbria Police

The finance team for Cumbria Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner has been nominated for a national award.

They are on the shortlist for the Team of the Year award in the Public Finance Innovation Awards 2017.

The winners will be announced in April.

“Over recent years, during a period of unprecedented financial challenge for the organisation, the finance team have been invaluable to the constabulary.

"The staff have sought to continue to deliver an effective policing service with ever decreasing resources."

– Chief Constable Jerry Graham

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Controlled explosion planned after suspicious incident in Workington

Cumbria Police close off road in Workington Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police say a controlled explosion will take place outside Workington Police Station after a suspicious incident involving a vehicle.

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene on Hall Brow.

The police say there is no threat to the public at this time, but the road has been closed and people are being asked to avoid the area.

John Woodcock MP: "Parents across the county will be alarmed' by report

John Woodcock MP Credit: PA

Responding to a report criticising Cumbria Police's child protection performance, Barrow & Furness MP John Woodcock said:

Parents across the county will be alarmed by the report's chilling examples of child sex victims who were not given proper protection from Cumbria police.

Similarly disturbing are the instances where there is no record of suspects of serious sexual offences being properly investigated.

The report did contain some examples of good practice and it is encouraging that Her Majesty's Inspectorate concluded Cumbria's police officers are clearly committed to protecting children and determined to turn the situation around.

But the multiple failures outlined by the HMIC are stark and point to horrible abuse going undetected and offenders going unpunished.

Rapid improvement is essential to safeguard our community - this already troubled police force must be placed under even greater scrutiny until these problems are fixed.

– John Woodcock MP
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