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Concern for missing 35-year-old Cockermouth man

David Brannigan Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 35-year-old man who has gone missing from Cockermouth.

As part of an on-going search of the water in the Lighthouse area of Workington, Police are looking for David Brannigan, who was last seen on Friday (August 28th) at an address in Cockermouth.

He is described as a white male, of medium build, 6ft tall, with cropped, light brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms, a finger, and on an ankle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Articles found by a member of the public near to the shore at 10am this morning, led Police to believe that Mr Brannigan may have entered the water. We are therefore carrying out a thorough search of the area as a precaution.

However, there is no confirmation that he has gone into the water and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen Mr Brannigan today, or who has any information, to get in touch. We also urge Mr Brannigan to let Police know you are safe and well if you see this appeal.”

– Inspector Richard Smillie


Concern for 'frail and weak' missing man

Police are appealing for information after a frail man has been reported missing from Cumbria.

Adrian William Park was last seen at his home at Orchard Close, Seaton in Workington.

He is 50 years old, 5ft 10 and described as being very skinny, frail and weak, with shoulder length dark brown grey straggly hair and a scruffy beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark green jacket, cargo shirt, dark smart trousers and dark, smart footwear

Cumbria Police are very concerned for his wellbeing and ask anyone with information to contact them.

Search underway for missing walker

A walker has been reported missing after failing to turn up at a Cumbrian Guest House.

Karen Logan, aged 44 from Essex was taking part in a Coast-to-Coast Walk. She was reported missing at 7:30am on Friday 7th August after failing to turn up at Greenbank Farm Bed and Breakfast in Patterdale, near Glenridding.

She was last seen leaving the Gillercombe Bed and Breakfast in Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, wearing a dark strappy top, dark leggings, croc-style shoes and a pink rucksack with a Bag for Life.

She has been described as white, with blue eyes, of an average build, with brown shoulder length hair.

Mountain Rescue teams are joining Cumbria Police in the search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police.

Police identify body as Edith Snedker

Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Police have confirmed that a body found on Benson Knott is that of missing person Edith Snedker.

The 81-year-old's body was found yesterday, Tuesday 12 May.

Her death is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

Mrs Snedker’s immediate family were informed at the first possible opportunity, and have been supported by the Police.

The Coroner has been informed.


Increasing concern for missing Kendal pensioner

Edith Snedker. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 81-year-old woman from Kendal.

Edith Snedker went missing on Wednesday 6 May at around 1:10pm, and the last confirmed sighting of her was on Appleby Road, at the junction with Paddy Lane, between 7pm and 7:30pm.

Specialist police officers have been supported by organisations including Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

They've searched areas in the town like Skelsmergh, Mealbank and Paddy Lane, where there have been possible sightings.

We are asking local people and farmers to search their land, out buildings and other property in case Mrs Snedker has taken shelter anywhere.

Members of the public have come forward to say they may have seen someone matching her description, and we urge anyone who hasn’t done so already to contact us.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Furzana Nazir

Police still searching for missing Kendal pensioner

Edith Snedker Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have renewed their appeal for information about an 81-year-old woman from Kendal, who is missing.

Edith Snedker, of Kendal, was last seen on Aynam Road on Wednesday May 6, at around 1:10pm.

She is described as of thin build, with short white hair and glasses.

She was last seen wearing black trousers, a brown jacket and possibly a white hat.

Her disappearance is out of the ordinary, and her family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Concern grows for missing Kendal woman

Police in Cumbria are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of an 81-year-old woman who's missing from Kendal.

Edith Snedker, who was last seen on Wednesday 6th May, requires medical treatment every day for a number of conditions.

Search teams are now focusing their search on waterways near to Ms Snedker's home.

"Edith suffers from a number of medical conditions one of which requires her to have treatment every 24 hours. This disappearance is unusual and out of character and she hasn't taken first aid equipment which she would need.

"Unless she presents herself to an A&E or medical practice then she's going to become quite poorly very quickly."

– Sergeant Siraaz Patel, Cumbria Police
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