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Photo of cousins killed in car accident released

The cousins were pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have released this image of the two men who died in a collision in South Cumbria.

Cousins Aaron Heasley, 25, and Dean Heasley, 24, were involved in an accident on the A5093 at around 9.30pm, on 23 November.

Aaron Heasley was driving a blue VW Golf, and Dean was the front seat passenger. No other vehicles were involved.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Another passenger - a 26-year-old man from Millom - was taken to Furness General Hospital with serious leg injuries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to the Mobile Support Group.

Police investigate death of Millom man found in river

Police are appealing for information. Credit: PA

Police are investigating the death of a man from Millom, who was found in a river.

Andrew Bird, 27, of Holborn Hill, Millom, was found by a member of the public at Haverigg Harbour at approximately 7:40pm on Thursday 24 September.

He was hauled from the river by police and members of the public, but they were unable to revive him.

Police are not formally treating his death as suspicious, however they are still investigating the circumstances of his death and are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101.


Cumbrian man arrested after pensioner fraud

A 22-year-old man from Millom has been arrested, as part of an investigation into fraudulent transactions from a pensioner's account.

A passbook was stolen in September 2014, and transactions of more than £1,800 made from the pensioner's account.

The 22-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of theft, fraud and possession with intent to supply cannabis.

He has been bailed until the 15th March 2015.

25-years since Millom baby death

It's 25 years to the day since a child's body was found on a rubbish dump in Millom.

The boy, aged between a year and 18 months, was found badly burned at Redhills tip. Extensive police investigations have failed to solve the mystery of how he came to be there and whether he was murdered.

The community was left deeply shocked by the death and some are still looking for answers a quarter of a century on.

The boy, aged between a year and 18 months gravestone Credit: ITV Border News

Sentence increased for Millom killer

John Jenkin will now serve at least 13 years and four months in prison. Credit: Cumbria Police

A man jailed for life after killing his mother and sister with an axe has had his prison sentence increased.

John Jenkin admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after the killings at their home in Millom last year.

He had been serving six years in jail but today judges at the Criminal Appeal Court decided that was too lenient. His minimum prison term has now been raised to 13 years and 4 months.

Millom Hospital set to re-open after recent closure

Millom Community Hospital will re-open to in-patients on Monday 19 May.

The nine bed ward at the community hospital closed after problems securing medical cover.

The NHS Foundation Trust have confirmed they will open four beds next week, and the rest will be open by August.

The re-opening has been possible after GP cover has been found.

About 2,000 people from the local community held a march to protest against the in-patient unit closure on the 7th May.


Millom march over fears the hospital will stay closed

A march is taking place in Millom this evening to save the town's Community Hospital, after it closed to in-patients this afternoon.

The NHS Foundation Trust say the closure is a temporary one, due to staffing issues. But protestors have gathered at the hospital this evening over fears it will shut for good.

Jenny Longden reports:

Thousands expected to protest against hospital closure

People in Millom will stage a protest today against the alleged closing of Millom Hospital.

Campaigners say several thousand people are expected to march through the town.

They say staffing issues at the hospital mean it won't be able to stay open and believe that when the last patient leaves, the hospital will close.

But the NHS Foundation say the hospital will stay open and that staffing issues mean they don't have cover for in-patient wards.

Sentence review time halved for Millom killer

John Jenkin admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility Credit: Cumbria Police

The man who killed his mother and sister, two days after he was released from a mental health unit, had had his sentence review period halved.

John Jenkin was told he would serve at least 12 years in a secure hospital facility after he was sentenced to life in prison on 28 March.

Yesterday, at a sentence review hearing at Preston Crown Court, that minimum period was halved to six years.

After six years the court will hold a review of all the circumstances surrounding his sentence.

Jenkin, who killed his mother Alice McMeekin, aged 58, and his 20-year-old sister Katie Jenkin, with an axe, admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

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