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Flood warning for Keswick campsite

The Environment Agency has placed a flood warning on Keswick Campsite after heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours.

The campsite is currently flooded and lake levels are expected to rise and peak during the afternoon.

There are also several flood alerts, the lowest level of warning, in place for some Cumbrian rivers. You can see the latest information from the Environment Agency here

Indecent exposure - image released

Cumbria Police have released an image of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with the incidents in Keswick. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have released an image of a man they are keen to speak to in connection with a number of indecent exposure incidents in the Keswick area.

According to police a man exposed himself to a woman and children on separate occasions.

Around 9:30pm on the 2nd October a man followed and then exposed himself to a woman who was walking alone towards Blencathra Street.

At the end of the school day on the 3rd October a man exposed himself to children leaving school, in the area of Brundlholme Road and Crossthwaite Road in Keswick. The children were not approached by the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police.

“I would like to hear from anyone who believes they may know the identity of the man portrayed in this EvoFIT computer generated image, or anyone who may have any information as to who is responsible for these incidents.”

– Detective Constable Christy Robertson


Cumbrian Wildlife Park welcomes four baby tortoises

The four tortoises all measure around 5cm Credit: Lake District Wildlife Park

The Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick is celebrating the birth of four sulcata tortoise babies.

It’s the first time they have successfully bred Africa’s largest tortoise.

Now three weeks old, the babies are two inches long, and are set to grow as big as or even bigger than their parents.


Pensioner falls ill on Cumbrian fell

A 70-year-old man's been treated by Air Ambulance medics after he became unwell while walking on a Cumbrian fell.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to Catbells near Keswick at around 1pm today.

The man was later taken by an ambulance to hospital where he's in a stable condition.

Great North Air Ambulance arrive at Catbells near Keswick Credit: Great North Air Ambulance
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