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Jail for drug dealer found sleeping in car

Romney Gardens in Kendal. Credit: Google Street View.

A drug dealer who police found sleeping in his car, has been jailed for three months.

Jordan Jenkinson, 23, of Romney Gardens in Kendal, was sentenced yesterday (21 February 2017) at Carlisle Crown Court.

On 18 May 2016, officers found him asleep in his car, which was parked on Romney Gardens with the engine running.

A search of the vehicle led them to a small quantity of cannabis and 12 grams of cocaine - the latter valued at around £1,300.

Jenkinson was arrested, and tests proved that he had both cannabis and cocaine in his system.

At Carlisle Crown Court, he pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug (cocaine), possession of a Class B drug (cannabis) offering to supply Class B drugs (cannabis).

He also pleaded guilty to driving while being disqualified, having no insurance, and driving while unfit through drugs.


Student nurse nominated for national award

Zoe Butler. Credit: University of Cumbria

A nursing student from Cumbria has beaten hundreds of entries to be shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Third year adult nursing student Zoe Butler, who is based in Kendal, is among five vying for the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award from the Royal College of Nursing.

The annual RCNi Nurse Awards are the profession’s top accolade for nursing excellence, recognising nurses who have come up with new ways to improve health, enhance patient experiences and transform nursing practice.

The news has come out of the blue – I heard via Twitter!

The awards are for innovation in practice and my work to look at mental health in young people drew the judge’s attention.

– Zoe Butler

Zoe was instrumental in working with young people to write and film a series of monologues as part of a project called ‘The Hot Potato’ aimed at raising awareness of mental health, which is now in use in schools in Cumbria.

Entrants shortlisted as finalists will be invited to the judging days in March to present their initiatives to the judging panel with winners announced at a ceremony on Friday 5 May.

Police search for man last seen at Kendal hostel

Nikolay Nikolov Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police are searching for a man who is missing in the Kendal area.

Nikolay Nikolov, 53, was last seen at the Kendal Hostel at 12pm on 25 January.

He is described as white and of slim build, and is bald with facial stubble.

He was last seen wearing a black top and jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.


Appeal for witnesses following five vehicle crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a five vehicle crash near Kendal that left an 86-year-old seriously injured.

Officers were called to the incident involving a Renault Clio, Kia Rio, Citroen C4, Ford Fiesta and Ibiza Sport on the A590 at around 5:20pm yesterday.

After the collision the 86-year-old front seat passenger of the Fiesta got out of the car and was hit by another vehicle.

The driver and passenger of the Clio, a man and woman in their 80s, from Grange, were taken to Westmorland General Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say nobody else was injured but the road was closed for six hours while officers carried out investigations.

Kendal flood report presentation

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The final report into how and why Kendal flooded during Storm Desmond last year will be presented to the community tonight.

It also looks at what measures can be taken to prevent it happening again.

The meeting takes place at Sandylands Methodist Church at 7pm.

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