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Cumbria Police recruiting special constables

Police are recruiting more special constables. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police is looking to recruit more special constables.

The 'specials' have the same powers as the police, and work closely with communities across the county.

The role is voluntary and constables have to work a minimum of 206 hours a year.

It's very much to work with the communities and to engage with the communities, to take part in patrol and take part in all the police duties.

But at the end of the day they're still a member of the community and they can contribute towards that community.

– Chief Officer Paul Cretney, Cumbria Special Constabulary


Man dies following St Bees road crash

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A man has died following a road crash in St Bees this morning.

Police say it's believed he suffered a medical episode at the wheel and did not die as a result of the collision.

Officers were called at 7.40am to reports of a car colliding with a wall on the B5345, St Bees Road.

The road was shut for several hours but has now re-opened.

Police appeal to help finding missing Kendal teen

Courtney Cook Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say they are concerned for the safety of a missing 16-year-old girl from Kendal.

Courtney Cook was last spotted on Saturday at around 8:30pm in the Hutton area of the town.

She is described as white and slim with collar length red hair. She was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top, grey tracksuit trousers, a grey hoody, grey trainers and a blue hat.

Courtney has links to the Blackpool area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Police appeal for missing man in Cumbria

Missing man Timothy Edwards Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are continuing to appeal for information about a missing man who is believed to be in Cumbria.

Timothy Edwards has been missing from his home in Prestatyn, north Wales, since Friday 1st April.

Police believe the 45-year-old could be in the Lake District as enquiries suggest he drove on the M6 on Friday to the Carnforth area, north of Lancaster.

He's thought to have been using a black BMW with registration number KJ03 DJZ, which was found parked at Langthwaite Wood near to Crummock Water on 6th April.

Mr Edwards is described as white, between 6ft and 6ft3in tall and of medium build.

He has short dark coloured brown hair, which is receding, and was last seen wearing a grey and black striped Trespass jumper, blue jeans, grey and blue coloured walking boots.

"Timothy was reported missing on Sunday, April 3 to North Wales Police and his disappearance is out of character. With the discovery of his vehicle it is highly probable that the 45-year-old may still be in the Lake District.

"We are increasingly concerned for his welfare and are appealing to anyone who may have seen Timothy or know of his whereabouts to please contact us on 101.

"We are also appealing to Timothy himself to make contact with us and his family to let us know that he is safe and well."

– Sergeant David Macdonald, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Constabulary on 101 quoting reference number CP-20160406-0153.


Residents asked to check sheds for missing boy

Cumbria Police is asking residents of Workington to check their sheds and outbuildings for a missing 10-year-old boy. []( The 10-year-old was last seen on Poole Road in Workington at 8pm last night, Saturday April 2.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

Concern for missing Calderbridge man

The 52-year-old was last seen driving in the Calderbridge area. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police in Cumbria say they are concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing in Calderbridge.

Mark Jenkinson, 52, was last seen around 1pm on Thursday, March 31. He was driving a silver Rover with the registration PY52 FNN.

He is described as being white, of a slim build, with black hair that is balding and is approximately 6ft tall, wearing farming attire and wellington boots.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police immediately on 101.

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