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Police investigate sex assualt

Police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault that occurred on a bus travelling from Workington to Penrith on Friday 5th December 2014.

The alleged offence took place on the X4 Stagecoach bus at some time between 1pm and 3pm.

Enquiries are at an early stage and the exact circumstances are still being established.

The victim, a female in her twenties from the local area, is being supported by trained officers.

She was sitting to the rear of the coach at the time of the assault.

“We appeal to anyone who may have any information to get in touch.

The offender was known to the victim and we are trying to establish what has happened.

We appeal especially to those who may have been on the bus at this time.”

– DC Jessica Edgar

Anyone with information, or who saw anything suspicious, is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to DC Jessica Edgar.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111


CCTV images released following charity box investigation

CCTV image of a man police want to speak to in connection with this incident. Credit: Cumbria Police

CCTV images have been released as part of an investigation into the theft of a charity box from the Clydsedale Bank on English Street.

The theft occurred at approximately 9.30am on Thursday 27th November where a man stole a yellow Eden Valley Hospice charity box.

The man walked into the bank and after spotting the charity box, he proceeded to conceal it inside a carrier bag. The man subsequently made off from the bank with the box, which held an unknown amount of money.

CCTV image of a man police want to speak to in connection with this incident. Credit: Cumbria Police

“We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV images in connection with this theft. It is saddening that someone would steal money that was donated by members of the public in good faith. We appeal to anyone who recognises him to make contact, any information provided could be crucial to our investigation.”

– PC Gavin Muir

Workington man charged with rape

A man from Workington has been charged following a police investigation into an allegation of rape in the early hours of the morning on New Year's Day.

Daniel Grierson, 19, from Moorfield Avenue, Workington, appeared at West Allerdale Magistrates Court this morning, charged with rape.

He was remanded in custody.

The victim was a 20 year old woman from Workington.

The Police are continuing to appeal for the lady from the Ashfield / Moorclose area, who helped the victim, to come forward.

The victim called at her house in a distressed state in the early hours of the morning on the 1st January, where the lady helped her and drove her to the Fisher Street area.

Detectives believe that she could help the investigation and would like her to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to Workington CID.

Police looking for Good Samaritan

The police are looking for a Good Samaritan. Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Cumbria Police want to speak to a Good Samaritan, who helped a woman in the early hours of the morning on New Year's Day.

The woman went to a house in the Ashfield / Moorclose area of Workington, where she was helped by another woman, who then drove her to the Fisher Street area of Workington.

The Police think this lady may be able to help them with their investigation and would like her to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to an Officer quoting reference 161.


Woman charged following Cleator Moor stabbing

A woman has been charged with wounding with intent after a reported stabbing of a man on Sunday 28 December.

Vicky Rudd, aged 36, of High Street, Cleator Moor, was arrested after police were called to an incident in the area at 7:11pm.

A 28-year-old local woman was also arrested, but has since been released with no further action to be taken.

The man, aged 39, from Cleator Moor, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with serious injuries.

Rudd will next appear at West Cumbria Magistrates Court on Tuesday 30th December 2014.

Police release CCTV images following an assault in Workington

Police are investigating an assault that happened at a McDonalds in Workington.

It happened on Sunday 2nd November at around 2:50am when a man, aged 18 from Cockermouth, was punched in the face.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with this incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police.

CCTV image of a man police want to speak to in connection with this incident. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police appeal for witnesses following burglaries in Kendal

Police in Kendal are investigating two burglaries at properties in the town late last week and over the weekend.

The first report was at Wray Crescent where intruders entered an unoccupied property between 5.00pm on Thursday 27th November and 4.00pm on Friday 28th November. A search of the property was made but nothing has appeared to have been stolen.

The second report concerns an address at Horncop Lane, Kendal, where a window at the rear of the house was found smashed at around 11.30am on Sunday 30th November. A set of brass weighing scales and other small brass ornaments were stolen.

“We advise home owners and those looking after properties for others to be vigilant with security and the checks they conduct. Burglary offences are not a regular occurrence in Kendal but at this time of year in particular opportunist crime can be prevented by being more security conscious."

– Detective Sergeant Mike Wallace
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