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Cumbria police officer guilty of assault

A Cumbria police officer has been found guilty of assaulting a 29-year-old woman.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates heard how David Carr, from Frizington, who was off duty at the time, assaulted the woman in December 2013 in an incident described as domestic.

He was suspended from duty following his arrest.

The 39-year-old entered a not guilty plea earlier this year, but was found guilty and ordered to pay a £600 fine, £500 court costs, £250 compensation to the victim and a £20 surcharge, totalling £1,370.

"Any allegations made against police officers or staff within Cumbria Constabulary are thoroughly investigated. Police officers are not above the law and we expect our officers to conduct themselves lawfully and appropriately both inside and outside of work.

Now that he has been found guilty of assault by the court, we are actively pursuing internal misconduct proceedings."

– Michelle Skeer, Temporary Deputy Chief Constable

Man attacked in Frizington

A man had been injured after he was attacked by three men whilst walking his dog.

The 29-year-old was walking along Yeathouse Road in Frizington at 8.20pm on Tuesday when he was attacked from behind by three unknown men.

One of the attackers was described as being:

  • A white male, aged between 17 and 19
  • About 6 feet tall
  • Blonde and clean shaven

He was described as wearing:

  • A navy hoodie
  • Black trousers
  • A black New York style cap with a white 'NY' on the front

The man suffered grazes to his face and a suspected broken wrist.

Police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to contact PC Jonathan Mann on 101.

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