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Police appeal for Carlisle assault witnesses

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Carlisle on Friday night.

A 25-year-old man sustained non-life threatening head injuries following the incident near the Portland Snooker Club on Currock Road.

Anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed something is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Carlisle CID or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Storm damage cuts power to Cumbrian properties

Debris on the B5322 near Threlkeld Credit: ITV Border

Around 100 properties in Cumbria are still without power after storms damaged overhead powerlines in the region.

Electricity North West says over the weekend 12,000 customers in the north west were affected.

Its engineers have been working since 5am this morning to restore power, however a small number of properties in Egremont, Arnside, Coniston and Grange-over-Sands are still without power.


Carlisle man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Cumbria Police have arrested a man. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police have arrested a 21-year-old man from Carlisle on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers were called at 5:58am on Sunday to Beverley Rise, Carlisle after reports a man had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to the RVI in Newcastle where he is in a critical but stable condition.

We have a team of detectives and officers working hard to establish exactly what happened and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which may assist the investigation, to get in touch."

– Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Ian Harwood

Beverley Rise remains cordoned off while enquiries are carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Weather causes disruption in Cumbria and D&G

Waves battering the shore at Port William in Dumfries and Galloway Credit: Billy Broll

Strong winds and persistent rain are causing travel problems across Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.

People travelling by train are facing delays after a tree blocked the line near Penrith.

Replacement buses have been brought in for passengers at Carlisle, Penrith and Oxenholme.

There are also delays to train travelling between Carlisle and Newcastle.

The A66 eastbound in closed to high-sided vehicles in Cumbria and a 50mph advisory speed limit is in place on parts of the M6.

Tree down in Shambellie Wood near New Abbey Credit: Lesley McLatchie

Strong winds have brought down trees in Dumfries and Galloway.

A small number of homes in Dumfries have reported power cuts.

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