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Family's tribute to 'devoted partner' killed in car accident

Jack Davis Dulson and his partner. Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of a man killed in a car accident at Selside, near Kendal, say he was a "genuine, caring, kind hearted, hilarious man who devoted his life to the needs of others".

Jack Davis Dulson, 23, from Penrith, died following a one vehicle collision at 8.08pm yesterday (11 December).

His family have released this tribute to him:

On the 11th December we lost one of the good ones and heaven gained an angel. Jack was a genuine, caring, kind hearted, hilarious man who devoted his life to the needs of others. An admirable son to Nichola, Peter and step mum Maureen, a protective big brother to Jasmin and Bradley, a best friend to his step brother Martin and dad Peter, an honourable grandson to Jack and the late Joyce, a darling grandson to Judith and Howard, a dear nephew to Michelle, a cousin to look up to, a devoted partner to Helen and a first class 'Jaddy' to Keaton. He will be sorely missed by many.

An avid fan of pretty much any sport going, especially football, cricket, rugby and american football. He was a committed Chelsea fan which often caused friendly rivalry between him and his Liverpool-supporting dad Peter. Recently Jack enjoyed a fantastic season playing football for Carleton Brent with his lifelong friends. When he wasn’t spending time with his friends and family, Jack was busy working at Enterprise where he quickly worked his way up the ladder and incredibly became a branch manager only one year into his graduate scheme which he also completed early. Jack was a huge success at life, work and with his loved ones - simply the best.”

– Jack's family

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 101 and ask to speak to PC 1567 Kevin Jackson.


Man dies after being hit by train near Oxenholme

There were delays on the Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline. Credit: PA

A man has died after being hit by a train between Penrith and Oxenholme Stations in Cumbria.

The incident was reported at around 7:30am today, and is not being treated as suspicious.

Trains on the Virgin West Coast Mainline were delayed by around three hours.

We were called to the line near Oxenholme station on Wednesday, 4 November after reports of a person hit by a train.

BTP and Cumbria Police officers attended the incident, which was reported at 7.30am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

Medics from North West Ambulance Service also attended and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are now working to identify the man and inform his family.

A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

– A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman


Man critically injured in motorbike crash

The Pride of Cumbria helicopter on the A66 near Penrith Credit: ITV News Border

A man is critically ill in hospital after a motorbike crash near Penrith.

It's believed the motorbike was the only vehicle involved in the accident. The man, thought to be aged between 61 and 70, suffered multiple injuries.

After being assessed at the scene he was flown by the Great North Air Ambulance helicopter, Pride Of Cumbria, to hospital in Newcastle.

His condition on arrival was said to be stable.

CCTV appeal after Penrith burglary

Police want to speak to this man. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are investigating a burglary at a hotel in Penrith.

It happened at the George Hotel on Devonshire Street between 9am and 12:45pm on Tuesday 8 September 2015.

The offender entered a staff only area within the hotel and stole a red purse, money and a mobile phone from the handbags of staff working at the hotel.

The stolen purse was later found on West Lane, Penrith, with money missing.

Police have released this CCTV image, and want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incident.

The male pictured entered the hotel via the rear car park at 12.11pm and exited three minutes later.

Police want to speak to this man. Credit: Cumbria Police
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