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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."
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.
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.
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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.
40 homes in Egremont are now protected by new flood defences.
However, councillors have admitted that more work needs to be done to protect the hundreds of homes still at risk.
Samantha Parker reports.
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.
Culverts near the Orgill Estate will be monitored and cleared, and a long term plan put in place.
A meeting has been held to discuss concerns about flood preparations and defences in a west Cumbrian town.
Ideas that have been looked at in the past have included shallow ditches and flood defence walls being built.
There have been several floods in Egremont over the past couple of years.
After a series of annual floods the people of Egremont have set up an action group to discuss concerns over the coming winter.
EGFLOOD was set up to work with Councils and the Environment Agency, and the idea is to find solutions to the problems, and raise money for defences.
Andy Burn reports: