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Storm Ophelia causes disruption on Cumbria roads

Overturned lorry on the M6 near Shap now cleared Credit: ITV Border

Overturned vehicle on the M6 - CLEARED Two lanes are closed due to recovery work because of an overturned vehicle on the M6 Southbound between J40 A66 (Penrith) and J39 B6261 (Shap). Traffic is busy but moving.

Irish Street closed - Whitehaven B5345 Irish Street Westbound is closed due to a damaged building from Roper Street to Howgill Street.

Egremont Bridge closed Egremont Bridge is closed due to safety reasons at Church Street.

Kersey Bridge closed B5345 Kersey Bridge in Thornhill is closed due to safety reasons.

Ford Bridge closed New Road in Burneside is closed both ways due to emergency repairs at Bridge Street / New Street.

Windermere vehicle ferry not operating The vehicle ferry is not operating due to strong winds on Windermere between Bowness and Far Sawrey.

POLICE ARE URGING THE PUBLIC TO ONLY TRAVEL IF ESSENTIAL. Motorists should drive with caution and take emergency supplies such as blankets, food and water and mobile phones and chargers.

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Call for police funding for Cumbria to be increased

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner is again calling on the government to increase police funding, ahead of the Conservative party conference next week.

Peter McCall has been in talks with policing ministers after the Home Office announced it was lifting the pay cap for police officers, but the extra money would have to come from local police budgets.

Man charged with attempted murder after Workington stabbing

Man charged after incident at Derwent Street, Workington Credit: ITV Border

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Workington.

It happened inside a house in Derwent Street in Workington. A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital with wounds to his head and body. He has since been released.

The Police say they have charged 37-year-old James Hawman with attempted murder. He is due to appear before magistrates in Workington.

Thousands of pounds worth of power tools stolen

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 Credit: ITV Border

More than £2,000 worth of power tools have been stolen from a construction site in the area of Fell Foot, Newby Bridge.

The theft took place between 5.30pm on Monday 18 September and 7.30am on Tuesday 19 September.

Anyone with information should call PC 2161 Lawson on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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