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Egremont man dies after assault

A man has died after an alleged assault in Egremont.

Andrew Paul Armstrong from Central Avenue, Egremont died at the West Cumberland Hospital today, Thursday 3 April.

A post-mortem will shortly be carried out on the 46-year-old.

Police were called at 1:35pm on Sunday, 30 March to a report of an assault at Central Avenue, Egremont.

Two men aged 57 and 17, both from the Egremont area, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but have been released on bail as investigations continue.

“Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family at this awful time. Our investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances that led up to the alleged assault and find out exactly what has happened."

– Detective Inspector Gemma Hannah, Cumbria Police

If anyone has any information about this incident please call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Detective Sergeant Vasey. Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash

A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A595 at Egremont earlier this morning.

The 26-year-old, who was riding a red Honda motorbike, collided with a silver BMW at 7.10 am at the police station roundabout.

The biker sustained minor injuries and the driver of the car was unhurt.

The road has now been cleared.

Full Report: Egremont flood defences completed

New defences to protect 40 homes in a town badly affected by flooding are now in place.

However, council representatives and the Environment Agency admit that more work needs to be done to protect dozens of other properties still at risk.

Serious flooding hit the town of Egremont in West Cumbria during the dreadful summer of 2012.

A new flood wall will help protect homes along the River Ehen, but houses on the Orgill Estate still face potential problems from surface water.

Samantha Parker reports.


Egremont surface flooding next issue to be tackled

Surface water flooding issues in Egremont are on the cards next for the Environment Agency and Flood Action groups following the completion of river defences in the town.

Last year's flooding in Egremont Credit: Kelly Cricket

Culverts near the Orgill Estate will be monitored and cleared, and a long term plan put in place.

Flood waters last year nearly reached windows Credit: Kelly Cricket
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