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BB gun 'may have been brandished' in Carlisle incident

The scene of the incident. Credit: ITV Border

Police are continuing to investigate "reports of disorder and assault' in the Denton Holme area of Carlisle yesterday evening (3 December).

Officers will be in the local area today, speaking to witnesses and local people to establish exactly what happened.

Armed police and dog handlers were called to the Graham Street and Denton Street area as a precaution at around 9:15pm, to reports of a fight between a group of men, in which two people may have been assaulted.

Police have now confirmed that one of the men involved had a BB gun - a type of air gun.

Officers will be in the local area of Denton Holme today to continue their investigation into exactly what happened last night following reports of disorder. We can confirm that following initial investigations that one of the men had in his possession a BB gun, which may have been brandished in the altercation.

We would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident.

We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who know the men involved to contact us and assist with our investigations. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Carlisle CID.

– Inspector Richard Quinn

Police were looking for the driver of a Punto who left the area yesterday, they can confirm that the driver of the vehicle has been identified and has been spoken to by Officers.

Recruitment drive to bring nurses to Cumbria

Cumbria has a shortage of nurses. Credit: PA

A local NHS Trust is hosting a recruitment event to bring more nurses to Cumbria.

The county has major problems recruiting the right healthcare professionals, and Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust says there are around 800 registered nurses in Cumbria who are not currently practicing.

They're also hoping to attract nurses from outside the county.

Recruiting nurses is a real challenge in Cumbria so we're doing everything we can to make it easy to apply for jobs across the Trust.

We'll have colleagues available to answer any queries about our vacancies and conduct interviews. Following the interviews we hope to be able to offer jobs on the day - meaning successful applicants can join us as soon as possible.

– Liesje Turner, Head of HR Business Partnering

The event is being held at The Halston, in Carlisle, until 4pm today (4 December).

Carlisle United crash out of FA Cup

Carlisle United manager Keith Curle. Credit: PA

Carlisle United were beaten at home for the first time since April, as they crashed out of the FA Cup against Rochdale.

Brunton Park has been a fortress this year, but it could have been breached several times before the break, as the League One visitors imposed themselves.

Rochdale did take the lead minutes into the second half, when Steve Davies' deflected shot looped in.

Carlisle United fought their way back into the game and came close, but Rochdale's Nathaniel Mendez-Laing slotted home deep into injury time to ensure the League One team progress to the Third Round of the FA Cup.

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WATCH: Flood responders sign up in Cockermouth

A new flood response group was officially launched in Cockermouth today.

Cockermouth Emergency Response Group's stated aim is "to ensure the community in the town is better prepared for flooding".

The group was created by Churches Together, Rotary and Cockermouth Flood Action Group, and is being supported by the town, borough and county councils.

It was formed in the wake of last year's floods when large parts of the town were inundated with water.

Watch Matthew Taylor's full report:

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