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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 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.
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 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 are still investigating after the body of a woman was discovered in a house in Carlisle.
Police were called to the address on Vasey crescent near Warwick road around 5:45 on Friday morning.
There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.
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 have confirmed 15-year-old Scott Couper, who got into difficulties while swimming in the River Nith near Dumfries last week, has died.
He'd been in a critical condition at the Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary since Wednesday 18th June. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.
Twenty five year old Morgan Lynn, who grew up in Hawick and played for Borders Ladies, was on holiday with two friends when she fell from her fifth hotel room in Benidorm.
Local police and the Foreign Office said the accident happened at 3 a.m. after the Royal Bank of Scotland worker had been out with friends before returning to the Hotel Gala Placidia. Ms Lynn had been living in Edinburgh and was a coach with Hibs Ladies.
A Foreign office spokesman said:
"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time."