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Police appeal after Cumbria theft

Police have released images of two people they want to speak to following an incident at a shop in Wigton.

The CCTV images show a man and a woman entering The Factory Shop on Kings Street.

Detectives say a large quantity of DVDs were taken from the store on Thursday.

Anyone with information should contact Cumbria police.


Concern after man goes missing in Cumbria

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man after he went missing in near Kirkby Lonsdale.

Kenneth Ward, 73, from Runcorn, was last seen early yesterday afternoon.

He is described as white, of large build, approximately 6ft tall and has thinning grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark jacket with jeans, and is possibly wearing glasses.

Anyone with any information is being urged to contact Police.

Police investigate Cumbria sex assault

Cumbria Police are investigating a serious sexual offence in Dalton-on-Furness in the early hours of Friday 6th February.

They're asking anyone who was in either the Golden Ball pub or the Horse and Jockey pub the evening before (Thursday 5th February) to contact them.

They're also asking anyone that was in Tudor square that saw either a lone man or a man and woman walk in the direction of George Romney School to get in touch by calling 101 or Crimestoppers Anonymous on 0800555111.

Tributes paid to Windermere tractor crash victim

Elaine Steele, 59, died in a road traffic collision on the A591 near Windermere Credit: Cumbria Police

Tributes have been paid to a pedestrian who died in a crash involving a tractor and a car near Windermere.

Elaine Steele, 59, from Oxenholme, was killed in the collision on the A591 at Troutbeck Bridge at around 4:30pm on February 6. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, the family of Elaine Steele said:

“Elaine was very kind to all that knew her, soft hearted and would do anything for anybody. Elaine worked at Whitecross Bay and was well liked by all that knew her. The tragic news has come as such a shock and all the family are devastated.”

– Family of Elaine Steele

Increasing concern for missing Carlisle man

Police have released CCTV images of the man. Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Cumbria Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man from Carlisle who's been missing for nearly a fortnight.

Caspar Capel, 43, was last seen at Eden Housing, Penrith, on Wednesday 14 January 2015.

It's believed he may be in the Brampton or Penrith area.

He's described as white, of slim build, with short black hair and a beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark jacket with green coloured sleeves, black trousers and a flat cap.

“It has now been nearly a fortnight since Mr Capel went missing, and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“I would encourage anyone who may have seen Mr Capel to get in touch with any information they may have. I would also urge Mr Capel if he sees this appeal to let us know he is safe and well.”

– Sgt Grant Stevens, Cumbria Constabulary


Police cuts under the spotlight

Frontline officers will be reduced by 14 percent. Credit: ITV Border

Proposals to cut more than a hundred and fifty police officers in Cumbria will come under the spotlight today.

The county's police and crime panel - made up of local councillors - will discuss the plan with the county's Chief Constable and Crime Commissioner.

The force is considering the move because it's facing cuts of £10.8 million to its budget.

Police investigation after Carlisle accident

Cumbria Police are investigating after a road accident led to a man from Carlisle being hospitalised with serious injuries.

The 38-year-old was transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle after the collision on Denton Street near to Mitchell Dryers, at around 8pm on 18 December.

Witnesses report that the man was being chased by a group of people when he ran into the road, and was hit by a Renault Megan.

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm. They include a 44-year-old woman, and three men aged 18, 21 and 23.

They are all from the Carlisle area and have been bailed until Wednesday 4 March 2015.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or noticed anything suspicious prior to it occurring to get in touch.

The victim was released from hospital last week and thankfully he is recovering as this could have been much more severe.

Any information, no matter how insignificant you may deem it, could assist in our investigation.”

– Detective Constable Adam Braniff

Police investigate sex assualt

Police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault that occurred on a bus travelling from Workington to Penrith on Friday 5th December 2014.

The alleged offence took place on the X4 Stagecoach bus at some time between 1pm and 3pm.

Enquiries are at an early stage and the exact circumstances are still being established.

The victim, a female in her twenties from the local area, is being supported by trained officers.

She was sitting to the rear of the coach at the time of the assault.

“We appeal to anyone who may have any information to get in touch.

The offender was known to the victim and we are trying to establish what has happened.

We appeal especially to those who may have been on the bus at this time.”

– DC Jessica Edgar

Anyone with information, or who saw anything suspicious, is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to DC Jessica Edgar.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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