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Two teens charged after 86-year-old knocked over


Two men have been charged in relation to an incident which resulted in an 86-year-old woman being knocked over.

The incident on 21st July took place on West Tower Street in Carlisle when a group of teenagers and young adults were involved in an altercation.

Luke Hunter, 18, of Castlesteads Drive, Carlisle, and 18-year-old Dale Errington of Durdar Road, Carlisle, were charged with public order offences.

Both will appear at North Cumbria Magistrates Court on 17th January 2017.

The 86-year-old woman suffered minor injuries.



Police investigating racial assault

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Police are investigating a racially aggravated assault after a man was abused in the street before being repeatedly punched and kicked in front of his young child and partner.

The incident happened on Brunton Avenue in Carlisle at around 8:45pm on Sunday.

The four suspects - one woman and three men - were travelling in a silver Volkswagen Golf.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cumbria Police top for victim satisfaction

Cumbria Police had a high satisfaction rate. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police has the highest percentage of victims of crime who are satisfied with the way they were treated by the police.

The force scored 97 percent, showing a better satisfaction rate than any other police force in England and Wales.

The figure was revealed in a report by police watchdog HMIC, published today.

The Inspection determined that Cumbria Constabulary has a good approach to treating the people it serves with fairness and respect, and to ensuring its workforce behaves ethically and lawfully.

That said, the Inspection found that the force does need to improve how it assesses individual staff performance, and this is an area that is currently being developed.

– Peter McCall, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

BB gun 'may have been brandished' in Carlisle incident

The scene of the incident. Credit: ITV Border

Police are continuing to investigate "reports of disorder and assault' in the Denton Holme area of Carlisle yesterday evening (3 December).

Officers will be in the local area today, speaking to witnesses and local people to establish exactly what happened.

Armed police and dog handlers were called to the Graham Street and Denton Street area as a precaution at around 9:15pm, to reports of a fight between a group of men, in which two people may have been assaulted.

Police have now confirmed that one of the men involved had a BB gun - a type of air gun.

Officers will be in the local area of Denton Holme today to continue their investigation into exactly what happened last night following reports of disorder. We can confirm that following initial investigations that one of the men had in his possession a BB gun, which may have been brandished in the altercation.

We would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident.

We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who know the men involved to contact us and assist with our investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Carlisle CID.

– Inspector Richard Quinn

Police were looking for the driver of a Punto who left the area yesterday, they can confirm that the driver of the vehicle has been identified and has been spoken to by Officers.

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