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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.

Witness appeal following fatal car crash in Keswick

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A 56 year-old man from Keswick has died after he lost control of his car and crashed into a stone wall on Borrowdale Road.

The incident happened on Saturday 26 March at 11.45am. The man was travelling towards Keswick from the direction of the Scafell Hotel, when his grey BMW hit a wall.

"The impact flipped the car and the male was pulled free from the vehicle before the emergency services arrived.

"He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward."

– Cumbria Police


Man in life-threatening condition after incident at Silloth

The injuries followed an altercation involving a number of people that occurred between 1.45am and 2.45am this morning (12th March) at the Silloth site.

A 47-year-old man from Kilmarnock has been taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with life-threatening injuries after an altercation at Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth early this morning.

The incident involved a number of people and happened between 1.45am and 2.45am.

A 47-year-old man from Silloth has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and has been detained for questioning.

A team of detectives are currently making enquiries and police are appealing for those who may have information to come forward.

Man jailed for burgling flood-hit Carlisle homes

Martin Howlett Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have branded the actions of a man jailed for burglary offences at flood-hit homes in Carlisle as 'despicable'.

Martin Howlett, 31, formerly of Warwick Road, Carlisle, admitted three burglaries, an attempted burglary and theft and was sentenced to five years in prison at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday.

The crimes relate to incidents on Warwick Road, Petteril Street and Eldred Street.

Howlett was arrested on Saturday 9 January after he was spotted by security guards as they patrolled in the Warwick Road area and heard a loud bang from Petteril Street.

“Martin Howlett targeted flood-affected properties in order to gain from people who had been victims to December’s devastating floods. His actions were despicable as communities rallied to support each other.

“Howlett is now in prison and we are glad that he has been brought to justice for his crimes and the sentence reflects that.

“I would like to take this opportunity to praise the work of the security officers in alerting officers to Howlett’s offences.

“Carlisle is still recovering from the effects of the floods and we hope that Howlett’s sentence provides reassurance to those affected.”

– Temporary Detective Inspector Vicki Coombes, Cumbria Police

Woman hit by several cars and killed on the A590

A woman has been killed crossing the A590 near Kendal.

Cumbria Police said the woman had been hit by several cars at 7:30pm last night, March 1, outside the Heaves Hotel, Leven near Kendal.

She was in the east-bound lane and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two people walking next to the road at that time.

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