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Hospital death fall man named

Police have confirmed that the man who died after falling from a hospital window, is Deividas Sereika from Edinburgh Road in Maryport.

The 40-year-old, who was a patient at the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven, fell from the second floor window at 7.30pm last night (8th May).

Mr Sereika's family have been informed and the police are investigating the circumstances with the Health and Safety Executive.

Hospital death man confirmed as a patient

It has been confirmed that the 40-year-old man who died at West Cumberland Hospital was a patient.

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have released this statement:

"This is a very tragic case and our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

"This case is now subject to a police investigation, because of this we cannot comment any further."

– Spokesperson, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Police investigate sudden death at West Cumberland Hospital

Cumbria Police are investigating after a man died having apparently jumped from a window at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

The forty-year old has not been formally identified. The incident happened on Wednesday May 8th when it is reported he lept from the second floor.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and will be making a joint enquiry with the Police.

Man dies from gunshot wound

A 22-year-old man has died following a gunshot wound he sustained near Hawick, in the Scottish Borders, last night (7th May).

"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."

– Spokesperson, Police Scotland

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Brampton woman dies after Borrowdale fall

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.

Dumfries Council building body named

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 appeal for help with unexplained Stranraer death

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.

Derek Batey dies

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.

"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."

– Harry King, friend and former colleague
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