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Man's cheekbone fractured in Carlisle assault

It happened on West Walls. Credit: ITV Border

A man has been left with a fractured cheekbone, after being assaulted in Carlisle.

The 53-year-old, who is local to the city, was attacked on West Walls, just off Victoria Viaduct, just before midnight on Saturday 22 April.

The offender is described as a white man, who is 5'6" tall and was wearing dark clothing.

He is said to have been with a woman who had a dog.

A 33-year-old man from Carlisle was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the assault or anyone who can identify the male and female with a dog on the night in question.

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Police called as 'youths throw cans and bottles'

Botcherby Avenue in Carlisle. Credit: Google Street View.

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses, after an incident in which a young person was sent to A&E with a head injury.

At around 11pm on Friday 7 April, a large group of youths at Botcherby Avenue, in Carlisle, were involved in an altercation involving cans and bottles of lager being thrown.

Parked vehicles and nearby properties were damaged.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident and are urging people to call 101.

RMT warns of railway 'crime surge'

Services at Carlisle station are affected. Credit: ITV Border

RMT workers are striking at Carlisle and Workington railway stations today, in a dispute over the removal of guards from some passenger services.

Northern services between Carlisle, and Newcastle and West Cumbria are affected.

The union has warned that axing guards will lead to "surge in crime" on services in Cumbria.

Removing staff from trains, which will travel through over 300 unstaffed stations, is a toxic combination that will increase anti-social behaviour and and unleash a surge in crime which will see Northern rail becoming a muggers' paradise.

The public are right to be concerned and that is why they are backing RMT's fight for the guarantee of a guard on Northern trains.

– RMT General Secretary Mick Cash

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Train passengers face rail strike disruption

Northern services will be affected by strike action Credit: Press Association

Train passengers in Cumbria are facing disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend with another day of industrial action.

The RMT union has called its latest 24-hour walkout today in an on-going dispute over Northern's plans to change the role of train guards.

Services along the Cumbrian coast and between Carlisle and the north east are expected to be affected.

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