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Crime Commissioner criticises government over police pay

Cumbria's Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner is criticising the government about police pay. The Home Office announced last week it was lifting the pay cap for police officers, but the extra money to pay for the rise would have to come from local police budgets.

The government says forces have the reserves to pay for the increase but Peter McCall says that will put other projects at risk:

CCTV images released following disorder in Whitehaven

The incident happened inside The Wellington pub in Whitehaven Credit: Cumbria Police

CCTV images have been released of a number of men that Cumbria Police would like to identify in connection with disorder that happened on the evening of 16 April 2017 inside The Wellington pub in Whitehaven.

Police arrested four males. A 42-year-old and a 17-year-old from Workington and a 33-year-old and a 27-year-old from Bishop Auckland, County Durham on suspicion of affray.

Anyone who knows of the men should contact police referencing incident number 174 of 16 April 2017.


Penrith woman dies following collision on the A6

Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have confirmed that a 74-year-old woman has died following a collision on the A6 near Plumpton last week.

Ann Miller, from Penrith, was the front seat passenger in a VW Golf travelling north on the A6 between Penrith and Carlisle on Wednesday 9 August.

At 12.30pm the car collided with a white Mercedes van travelling in the other direction in the area of Plumpton Foot.

The van driver was uninjured.

The family of Ann Miller have released the following statement:

Ann was a very quiet and respectful, genuine person. She loved to look after her family and was a good cook.

“She cared deeply for her husband, children including the late Matthew, grandchildren and wider family.

“Ann was originally from Carlisle but lived in Penrith where she was well known and she enjoyed shopping, particularly with her daughter Louise.

“Ann will be very sadly missed by all her family including her husband Matthew, children Louise, George, William, Matthew and Marlene.”

– Family statement
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