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WATCH: Police release CCTV footage of tyre slasher in Cumbria

Cumbria Police have released this CCTV footage of a person slashing all four tyres of a car parked at New Road car park in Kendal on Saturday 10 June.

The offender was seen wearing black clothing, carrying a white carrier. He also has a black umbrella with a yellow logo or similar on it.

Police say before committing the damage, they believe the man walked through the town centre and down Finkle Street onto Stramongate before cutting through Camden Buildings and onto New Road.

Anyone with more information is urged to get in touch on 101.


Roadside interviews planned for Kendal traffic survey

Credit: Google Maps

Roadside interviews have been planned for four days in Kendal.

Cumbria County Council say the surveys will be held over the month of July at a number of spots around the town.

The surveys will involve interviews aimed at gathering data on drivers' journey patterns.

When completed, the surveys will provide high quality information on the journeys made by car and lorry drivers in and around Kendal. The information will help us to gain a better understanding of travel patterns, providing key data for the development and planning of future investment in the local transport system. We hope that the travelling public will co-operate to help us collect the evidence we need to deliver improvements to the highways and transport network.

– Paul Landreth, Cumbria County Council Project Manager

Each spot will operate on one day only with interviews taking two to three minutes.

WATCH: Dementia hub in Kendal to support carers

Charities, professionals and care workers have come together to tackle dementia in the south of Cumbria.

An ageing population means the problems is particularly acute in the area.

Organisations based in and around Kendal have now created a Dementia Hub. They meet once a month, giving carers access to services, information and support under one roof.

Watch our reporter, Fiona Marley Patterson's report:


Tim Farron reacts to London terror attack

Tim Farron Credit: PA

Westmorland and Lonsdale candidate and Lib Dem Leader Tim Farron says local campaigning must continue after the attack on London Bridge.

"The terrorists kill us because they hate us and what we stand for. They hate our democracy and our freedom. We refuse to let them win. We must respond with a vigorous commitment to our democracy. The election must go ahead as planned. It is right that we suspend our national campaigning for a short while out of respect for those affected by these tragic events, but local campaigning can and must continue. The remainder of this campaign must be a collective showing of defiance and pride in our democratic values."

– Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

He also paid tribute to the emergency services for their work saving lives at the scene where 7 people died and almost 50 were injured.

“It is heart-breaking to see yet another terror attack hit our streets, while the country is still coming to terms with the tragedy of what took place in Manchester. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for their professional response in such terrible circumstances."

– Tim Farron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

James Airey, the Conservative candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale called the attackers "disgusting culprits" on Twitter.

"Terrible news from London, again people simply having a night out targeted by these disgusting terrorists."

– Tweeted by James Airey, Conservative candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale

Labour candidate Eli Aldridge said he hoped the situation is resolved quickly.

"Thoughts going out to everyone in London during this trying time, and hope it is all resolved quickly."

– Eli Aldrige, Labour candidate for Westmorland and Lonsdale

Concern for missing Kendal teenager

The 14 year-old was last seen on Wednesday evening. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 14-year-old girl from Kendal.

Chloe Johnson was last seen Wednesday at around 9:25pm in the area of K Village, heading towards Kirkbarrow Estate and Kirkland View.

She is described as a white female, 4ft 8” tall, with long brown hair which is lighter towards the end.

Police say her hair is now longer than in the photo provided.

She was last seen wearing a grey and blue Adidas jacket, black leggings, a blue sports bra visible under the jacket, bright pink Nike trainers with a black sole, and large hooped earrings.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

If Chloe sees this please get in contact and let police know you are safe and well.

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