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Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident in Carlisle
A man has died, with a gunshot wound to his leg, on the outskirts of Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious. Hannah McNulty reports.
A 22-year-old man who died after suffering a shotgun wound to his leg has been named locally as Adam Hepburn.
Emergency services were called to a rural location near Hawick, in the Scottish Borders last night (7th May) at 11.45pm.
Mr Hepburn was taken to Borders General Hospital in Melrose, but died early this morning.
A 22-year-old man has died following a gunshot wound he sustained near Hawick, in the Scottish Borders, last night (7th May).
– Spokesperson, Police Scotland
"The incident happened around 11.45pm last night ( 7th May), in a rural location on the outskirts of Hawick.
"He was taken to the Borders General Hospital, however passed away in the early hours of this morning. Enquiries are currently at an early stage."
A woman from Brampton has died after falling 330 feet to the bottom of Black Crag in Borrowdale.
65-year-old Jaqueline Jackson, from Heads Nook, was out walking when the accident happened at 8.15pm on Thursday (2nd May).
Members from Keswick Mountain Rescue attended the scene, but the woman died.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.
The body of a 35-year-old man found behind Dumfries council buildings yesterday (10th April), has been named as Blair McKenna from Lockerbie Road in the town.
Another man found dead on Sunday (7th April) in his home in Queensberry Street in Dumfries, has been named as 28-year-old Stephen Fleming.
Both deaths are being described as unexplained and police are continuing with their investigations.
Police are appealing to the public to assist them with their investigations into the unexplained death of a Stranraer man.
49-year-old Paul Hester, who is well known in the town, died in the Galloway Hospital on Monday (8th April).
Police are particularly keen to speak to a male witness who approached officers around 2.30am on Sunday (7th April), outside of The Bridge Arms in the town.
The man is described as being around 6 foot tall with short brown hair, of a slim build who wearing a dark shirt and trousers.
He is believed to be in his mid to late twenties and spoke with a local accent.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
Cumbrian broadcaster and host of 'Mr and Mrs', Derek Batey, has died aged 84.
The TV star, who was born in Brampton, died following a short illness.
Mr Batey worked for Border Television from its beginnings in 1961.
– Harry King, friend and former colleague
"He was a proud Cumbrian. He was a people person and was never happier than when he was talking to people. He could be talking to the Queen or the person next door.
"He ran the iconic Mr and Mrs show but lots of other things too, including the chat show 'Look who's talking'.
"He would always let the people he was talking to take the limelight. He will be much missed."
The Royal College Of Physicians has responded to research done at the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The report says patients admitted to hospital on bank holidays are more likely to die than those admitted on other days.
An elderly man has died after being hit by a car in the car park of Penrith Hospital.
The incident, involving a Suzuki swift car driven by a woman, happened at around 11.25am this morning (16th January).
The man is believed to be from the Penrith area.
Anyone who witnessed the accident have been asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at Cumbria Police by phoning 101.