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Severed fingertip found in garden

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Police are appealing for information about a severed human fingertip that was found in Keswick last month.

A member of the public found it in their garden on Southey Street on Saturday 24 January 2015 at around 2.30pm.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the fingertip, which they believe belongs to a male, to get in touch.

“We made checks with the relevant local hospitals, accident and emergency departments and GP surgeries at the time of the discovery. There have been no reports of any industrial accidents or injuries in which the North West Ambulance Service have been called to.

“The fingertip appears to have been severed, however there was no blood staining at the scene or the surrounding area."

– DC Jonathan Lowden, West Cumbria CID


Lake District Calvert Trust needs volunteers

A charity in Cumbria that offers adventure holidays for people with disabilities is calling for more volunteers.

The Lake District Calvert Trust was recently featured on a national TV show, and as a result has seen a rise in the number of visitors.

Now its riding school near Keswick needs more helpers to run activities.

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.

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