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Investigation continues after body found at bridge

Police are appealing for information. Credit: ITV Border

Police are continuing to investigate after the body of a male was found yesterday (July 29) on the A689 at Middle Gelt Bridge, between Hayton and Talkin.

The body was located by a member of the public at around 6:50am.

The man has now been formally identified and his family are being supported by officers.

His death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 and ask to speak to Carlisle CID.


Cumbrian man denies being arms supplier to motorcyle gang

A Cumbrian man has denied being an arms supplier to a motorcycle gang.

Police recovered the biggest arms cache ever found in the county from Birketts Farm in Holme, south Cumbria.

Paul Holmes, 50, has admitted twelve offences of possessing illegal weapons and is appearing before Carlisle Crown Court for sentencing.

Holmes, who owned fifty properties in the UK which he rents out, admitted he is a member of the Satan Slaves motorcycle club but denies supplying them weapons for illegal use.

He told the court he was a former member of the Australian National Shooting team and was once in the Olympic squad.

Holmes described himself as a gun collector who has been interested in firearms from the age if fourteen.

He told the court:

"The Satan Slaves in Lancaster are a group of five people all over fifty. Some people have been watching too much TV and getting completely the wrong idea."

– Paul Holmes
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