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Investigations continue after man attacked and robbed in Penrith

Scene of assault on Saturday Credit: ITV Border

Investigations are continuing following a serious assault in Penrith.

A 45-year-old man was picked up at around 5.00am on Saturday morning by a man and a woman.

He was then driven around Penrith before being attacked and robbed at the KFC car park.

He suffered facial injuries.

Two people were arrested and have been helping police with their enquiries.

Serious assault in Penrith

Scene of assault and robbery Credit: ITV Border

Police in Penrith are investigating after an assault in the town.

Officers say a man was picked up at about 5am yesterday morning by a man and a woman and then driven around Penrith before being attacked and robbed at the KFC car park.

The 45 year old suffered facial injuries. Two people have been arrested and are helping police with their enquiries.


Police investigate collision in Penrith after car failed to stop

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A road collision in Penrith is being investigated by Cumbria Police after the car failed to stop.

The car hit a parked silver Ford Fiesta on Lowther street.

Police believe the collision happened at some point between 10pm on Thursday, 25 May and 6.35am on Friday, 26 May.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101 or email quoting log number 111.


Sheepdog stolen from Penrith farm

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Police are appealing for information after a black, white and tan sheepdog was stolen from a farm in Cumbria.

Jen, who is six years old, was taken from a farm outbuilding in King's Meaburn, near Penrith.

She was taken between 8am and midnight on Tuesday 11 April.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

Penrith mother raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes

Lewis Gosney Credit: ITV Border

A mother from Penrith is looking to raise awareness of Type One diabetes after her two-year-old son was diagnosed in January.

Denise Gosney's son Lewis is now fully dependent on an insulin pump, and requires constant supervision and care.

Lewis was drinking an unusually large volume of liquid every day, and tests confirmed he had the condition.

"Lewis will be dependent on insulin forever. I'm doing this interview is to raise awareness but more importantly to raise funds to find a cure and i do believe by the time Lewis is an adult we'll have found a cure for this."

– Denise Gosney, Lewis' mother

Bid for major improvements to Penrith's Castle Park

Castle Park in Penrith. Credit: Eden District Council

A community group in Penrith is bidding for almost £2 million in lottery funding to restore Castle Park in the town.

The money would be used to make the playground and obstacle golf course bigger, refurbish the Memorial Gate and Black Angel War Memorial, and build a car park.

A level bridge would be built across to Penrith Castle, making it more accessible, and a water feature next to the cafe would be reinstated.

The total cost of the potential project would be £2.46 million, and the bid has been developed by the Castle Park Development Group with support from Eden District Council.

I feel we have put together an application which demonstrates the public’s desire to see improvements at Castle Park and which reflects its history and heritage. I sincerely hope that the application is successful to enable us all to move on to make the improvements happen. Heritage Lottery Fund will announce if application has been successful in July 2017.

– Ron Kenyon, Chairman of the Castle Park Development Group
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