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Don't spend Black Eye Friday with the cops!

Tonight is dubbed by many as Black Eye Friday with more people than usual heading out as they finish work for the holidays.

Officers are urging people to drink sensibly and stay out of trouble. Kim Inglis goes on a tour with Cumbria Police of the last place you'd want to end up tonight:

Missing Carlisle man last seen almost one month ago

Glenn Dawes Credit: Family photo

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a Carlisle man who has been missing for almost one month.

65-year-old Glenn Dawes from Carlisle was last seen at his home on Ashness Drive on 22 November.

He is described as:

  • white
  • 5ft 8 inches tall
  • of stocky build
  • receding ginger hair
  • wearing a blue walking jacket and walking boots
  • carrying a yellow and black rucksack and walking stick

Anyone with information should call 101. Police ask Mr Dawes, if he sees this appeal, to get in touch to let them know he is safe and well.


M6 Southbound partially closed for police investigations

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Lanes one and two of the M6 Southbound between Junction 36 and 35 will be closed today from 11am while police conduct investigations following a collision involving a pedestrian and a HGV.

The incident happened at 00.30am this morning. The female pedestrian was taken to hospital, but later died.

The HGV driver is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Diversions will be in place via the A590 and A6. Junction 36 to 35 will be closed for a number of hours until investigations are complete.

Latest updates here.


Fourth cash machine targeted by thieves in West Cumbria

Credit: Cumbria Police

Thieves have attempted to steal a cash machine from Low Road, Cockermouth in the early hours of this morning.

The incident happened overnight, before 3:08am and is the fourth ATM in West Cumbria to be targeted since September.

Cumbria Police are not linking the incidents, but are following all lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact DS Nicholson, West Area Intelligence Unit, on 101, quoting log number 17 of 5 December, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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