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Man dies on farm in North Cumbria

An investigation is underway following the death of a man on a farm in North Cumbria.

He was struck by a tractor at Wragmire Bank Farm, Cumwhinton at around 9am on Thursday.

Police confirmed the 57-year-old man from the Penrith area was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

Officers from the Health and Safety Executive are investigating.

We were informed by the police at 10:15am on Thursday. We will be leading the investigation into this incident but as it at an early stage, we cannot comment further.

– Spokesperson, Health and Safety Executive


Police name man found dead in Annan

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Police Scotland have confirmed the man found dead at his home in Annan is David Crawford.

The 40-year-old was found in Murray Street on Friday 12th August.

The death is being treated as unexplained but police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

Three men charged in connection with Kendal Calling drug death

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Three men have been charged with drugs offences that connects to a death at the 2015 Kendal Calling festival.

Michael Mountfort, aged 42, of Oak Drive, Denton, Manchester, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.

Luke Nathan Fraser, aged 21, Oakfield Grove, Manchester, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug and supplying a Class B controlled drug.

Simon Chapman, aged 21, of Race Grove, Millom, was charged with conspiracy to supply a Class A controlled drug.

Christian Pay, aged 18, from Millom, who died on the 31 July 2015 Credit: Cumbria Police

The three men were arrested as part of an investigation into the death of Christian Pay, aged 18, from Millom, who died on the 31st July 2015.

All three are expected to appear before North Cumbria Magistrates Court on Tuesday 9 February.


Police name man who died in Whitehaven fire

Police have confirmed that the man who died in a house fire in Whitehaven is 40-year-old Grant Flyyn.

Police were called to the property in King Street on Thursday evening.

Mr Flynn was taken to hospital, but later died of his injuries.

Police would like to speak to a man who helped them force entry into the flat. He later left the scene without identifying himself. He is described as being a white male, approximately 5ft 9ins tall with blonde spikey hair. He may have been wearing a grey jacket.

Police are investigating the sudden and unexplained death on behalf of the Coroner and are working together with Copeland Borough Council and Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service to establish the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

Police Scotland warning of water danger

Police Scotland are warning people of the dangers of swimming in rivers following two separate incidents in the region.

Scott Couper died on Tuesday 24 June after getting into difficulty in the River Nith in Dumfries. The 15-year-old was swimming with friends near Carnsalloch last week when he got into trouble.

In a separate incident in the Scottish Borders, two fourteen-year-old girls had to be rescued from the River Tweed after getting trapped near the banking.

"Remember underwater currents may be stronger and the water may be deeper than you think.

"There may also be thick undergrowth under the water that you are not aware of and could become entangled in."

– Police Scotland
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