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A685 reopened following traffic incident

The accident has been cleared and traffic returned to normal Credit: ITV Border

The A685 Ash Fell Road has been reopened both ways following a traffic incident involving a cyclist.

Traffic has returned to normal and the accident has been cleared between A683 (Kirkby Stephen) and Mill Street (Ravenstonedale).

A male cyclist reportedly fell off his bike on Ash Fell Road, Kirkby Stephen, at 10:30am on Monday 25 September.

The road was blocked both ways while emergency services attend the scene.


Farmer 'crushed against wall' by cattle

The air ambulance arrives at the scene. Credit: GNAAS

A 71-year-old farmer has been hospitalised after being "crushed against a wall" by cattle.

The incident happened at Kirkby Stephen at around 8am this morning.

The man had sustained head, facial, chest and abdomen injuries and was assessed and treated by a doctor-led trauma team from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

He was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough within 16 minutes, where he arrived in a serious but stable condition.

Outdoor jackets worth £10,000 stolen from store

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

Outdoor jackets worth around £10,000 have been stolen from a store in Kirkby Stephen.

The burglary took place during the early hours of Monday 23 November, at the Mad About Mountains Store on Market Street.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity to contact them:

Any incident of this nature is treated seriously and we urge the public to come forward with any information that may assist us with this ongoing investigation.

In particular we are appealing to anyone who is offered expensive outdoor jackets at a much cheaper rate than the normal retail price, especially in the run up to Christmas.”

– Detective Constable Ian Hodgson, of North Cumbria CID

Kirkstone Pass closed due to accident in snow

3 people were injured in an accident involving 2 cars Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT

Three people have been injured when two cars crashed on the A590 Kirkstone Pass as snow and sleet hits Cumbria.

They have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road has been closed since the accident happened at lunchtime and will remain closed until the weather subsides.

Langdale & Ambleside MRT assisted police Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT

Members of Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and Cumbria Police officers have spent the afternoon helping several other vehicles, which became stuck on the road, including a bus coming from the Penrith.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Alert for snow and sleet.

The injuries are not thought to be life-threatening Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT
The Kirkstone Pass has been closed Credit: Langdale & Ambleside MRT

The wintry conditions have caused drivers problems elsewhere. The A6 over Shap has also been closed and mountain rescue teams were called to help a member of the public who was stuck in a vehicle on the B6270 at Nateby near Kirkby Stephen. Cumbria Police has had reports of others getting stuck in the Yorkshire Dales.

The A591 over Dunmail Raise A591 is still open but Police are advising that only 4x4 vehicles should attempt it.

Cumbria Police are advising drivers to use 4x4s on The Dunmail Raise Credit: ITV News Border
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