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A 56 year-old man from Keswick has died after he lost control of his car and crashed into a stone wall on Borrowdale Road.
The incident happened on Saturday 26 March at 11.45am. The man was travelling towards Keswick from the direction of the Scafell Hotel, when his grey BMW hit a wall.
"The impact flipped the car and the male was pulled free from the vehicle before the emergency services arrived.
"He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward."
A 24-year-old man has suffered serious head and facial injuries in an attack in Carlisle.
Police say the assault happened at Walkabout on Botchergate just before midnight on Friday.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.
Police in Cumbria are looking for information after racist language and the Nazi swastika were sprayed onto a footpath in Brampton.
The writing was noticed by residents on Saturday March 25 between 10:45am and 1pm in the Morpeth Close area.
Officers say they are looking for anyone with information to come forwards.
The injuries followed an altercation involving a number of people that occurred between 1.45am and 2.45am this morning (12th March) at the Silloth site.
A 47-year-old man from Kilmarnock has been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with life-threatening injuries after an altercation at Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth early this morning.
The incident involved a number of people and happened between 1.45am and 2.45am.
A 47-year-old man from Silloth has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and has been detained for questioning.
A team of detectives are currently making enquiries and police are appealing for those who may have information to come forward.
Police have branded the actions of a man jailed for burglary offences at flood-hit homes in Carlisle as 'despicable'.
Martin Howlett, 31, formerly of Warwick Road, Carlisle, admitted three burglaries, an attempted burglary and theft and was sentenced to five years in prison at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday.
The crimes relate to incidents on Warwick Road, Petteril Street and Eldred Street.
Howlett was arrested on Saturday 9 January after he was spotted by security guards as they patrolled in the Warwick Road area and heard a loud bang from Petteril Street.
“Martin Howlett targeted flood-affected properties in order to gain from people who had been victims to December’s devastating floods. His actions were despicable as communities rallied to support each other.
“Howlett is now in prison and we are glad that he has been brought to justice for his crimes and the sentence reflects that.
“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work of the security officers in alerting officers to Howlett’s offences.
“Carlisle is still recovering from the effects of the floods and we hope that Howlett’s sentence provides reassurance to those affected.”
A woman has been killed crossing the A590 near Kendal.
Cumbria Police said the woman had been hit by several cars at 7:30pm last night, March 1, outside the Heaves Hotel, Leven near Kendal.
She was in the east-bound lane and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two people walking next to the road at that time.
Serious Collision A590 Nr Heaves Lodge, Levens.Vehicle & pedestrian. Closure in place E/B currently.Local diversions in place . Please avoid
The police watchdog has said it intervened to ensure that an investigation into a complaint made against Cumbria Police's Acting Chief Constable, Michelle Skeer, was carried out by another police force:
In August 2015, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) received an appeal relating to an investigation by Cumbria Constabulary into an allegation made against current acting Chief Constable Michelle Skeer.
In September 2015 following an assessment of the matter, the IPCC upheld the appeal as statutory guidance for police forces, which states that investigations into senior officers should be carried out by another police force, had not been followed."
Michelle Skeer has confirmed that Northumbria Police are currently investigating a complaint against her, but says the notion the complaint is linked to "corruption" or "misconduct" is "absolutely inaccurate".
Read the full response from Cumbria Police's Acting Chief Constable, Michelle Skeer, to allegations about a complaint made against her.Read the full story ›