A man has been jailed for more than three years after he was stopped with £1.7m worth or amphetamine in his car near Brampton.
A Longtown farmer has been jailed after stealing sheep from his neighbours field and selling them at auction.
Cumbria Police is advising motorists to be aware of the dangers associated with bald and under-inflated tyres, as part of Tyre Safe Month.
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The A66 near to Cockermouth is now reopen following a road traffic collision.
At 12:50pm today five vehicles crashed.
The vehicles involved are:
- HGV- male driver, aged 32, was taken to hospital with injuries
- VW Touran- male driver aged 58, not injured
- Renault Kangoo- male driver, aged 21, not injured
- Renault Cilo- female driver, aged 57, take to hospital with injuries
- Ford Transit van- male driver, aged 53, not injured
It is believed that no one is seriously injured and they have been taken to hospital as a precaution.
Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing woman.
20-year-old Jessica Smith was last seen at 1.45pm today, 18 February, outside the TK Maxx store on Strickland Gate, Kendal.
Police say she walked off from a group of people.
She is described as being of medium build, having long black hair and wearing leggings and a t-shirt.
She may not talk to strangers but anyone who believes they may have seen her are asked to contact Police immediately on 101 and quote log number 145 of today’s date.
A man from Carlisle who was missing for over a week has been found.
Cumbria Police have confirmed that Bernard William Broughton was found safe and well at his home yesterday afternoon, 17 February.
The 32-year-old went missing on Friday 7th February after leaving his home on Carliol Drive, Carlisle.
Emergency Services are on the A66 near Cockermouth dealing with a road traffic collision.
They received an report at 12:50 pm today, 18 February, saying four vehicles were involved.
No one is believed to be injured.
The road is closed between Chappell Brow and Brigham Junction but diversions are in place through Brigham.
HGV drivers should ensure that this road is suitable.
A number of Cumbrian police officers have been awarded for their bravery or quick thinking in the line of duty.
They were praised in a ceremony held by the county's High Sheriff, as Alastair Brian reports.
Cumbria Police are appealing for any information regarding the whereabouts of a man who has gone missing from Carlisle.
Bernard William Broughton, 32, was last seen on Friday 7th February leaving his home address on Carliol Drive, Carlisle.
Police are concerned for his welfare.
He is white, of slim build with short dark brown hair, he was last seen wearing a black hooded top, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with three blue stripes, white trainers and was carrying a green carrier bag.
Anyone who has seen Mr Broughton or has any information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for an officer at Carlisle Police Station.
Cumbria Police are advising people to take simple steps to help prevent online fraud, as part of their week-long cybercrime campaign.
– Detective Superintendent Andy Slattery
“The internet is a definitely a key target for fraudsters due to the sheer amount of personal and financial information people now provide online.
"The internet has made shopping, banking and communicating easier than ever – but there is a dark side to the internet.
“One area of online fraud we have seen an increase in is whereoffenders target vulnerable, often elderly, people through dating websites.
"One typical scam involves women being contacted by people pretending to be from the armed forces abroad, who ask for money.
"We have seen people lose thousands of pounds through these scams."
Below are some steps to help keep you safe online:
- Do not give out any personal information before verifying the credentials of who is asking.
- Beware of phishing emails. Remember that banks and financial institutions will not ask you to click on a link in an email and confirm your bank details.
- Make sure your computer has up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed.
- Sign-up to ‘Verified by Visa’ or ‘MasterCard Secure Code’ whenever you are given the option online.
- Be very wary of emails offering you business deals out of the blue – if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Cumbria Police are running a week long campaign to keep people safe online.
Our presenter Pam Royle spoke to Detective Sergeant Andy Slattery to find out what they're doing to help people who use the internet.
Cumbria Police are running a week long campaign against cyber bullying.
Some important questions that people can ask to keep themselves safewhile social networking are:
- Who is your audience going to be?
- Do you really know all your “friends”? - If not then consider your posts as being public.
- Are your privacy settings locked down enough?
- Do you understand who will be able to view your posts and profile?
- Will strangers be learning more about your personal life that you would want them to?
- Are you creating a security risk by tagging yourself in a location or posting pictures of your home or property?
- Am I happy for this post to be recorded permanently? – Even when a post is removed from a site, copies of it may have been recorded and may be re-posted at any time.
- Is my post acceptable or could it be interpreted as harassment, bullying or discriminatory in any way by another person?
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