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Severed fingertip found in garden

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Police are appealing for information about a severed human fingertip that was found in Keswick last month.

A member of the public found it in their garden on Southey Street on Saturday 24 January 2015 at around 2.30pm.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the fingertip, which they believe belongs to a male, to get in touch.

“We made checks with the relevant local hospitals, accident and emergency departments and GP surgeries at the time of the discovery. There have been no reports of any industrial accidents or injuries in which the North West Ambulance Service have been called to.

“The fingertip appears to have been severed, however there was no blood staining at the scene or the surrounding area."

– DC Jonathan Lowden, West Cumbria CID

Police appeal: missing person

Thomas Johnstone, who has been reported missing Credit: Police Scotland

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help find a 64-year-old man who has been reported missing.

Thomas Johnstone was last seen in southeast Galashiels at 10am on Monday 23 February, and concern is now growing for his welfare. He takes regular medication to which he no longer has access.

Mr Johnstone is described as white, 6ft 2inches tall, with short grey hair and a beard. He has a muscular build and was last seen wearing blue trousers, a grey/green Karrimor 3/4 length jacket, a black striped polo top, and black training shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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Police urge people to review security after multiple burglaries

Police are urging people in the St.Aidan's area of Carlisle to review their security Credit: PA

Police are urging people who live in the St Aidan’s area of Carlisle to review their security following a number of burglaries.

Five shed and garden break-ins happened overnight on February 16 and a number of items were stolen, including mountain bikes and lawnmowers.

Police are asking residents in Farnside Close, Tramside Way, Adalaide Street, and Melbourne Street, to be aware that there have been burglaries in the area, and keep their doors and sheds locked and secure.

Three men from Carlisle, aged between 20 and 26, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Police are asking anyone with information to get in contact.

Police release CCTV images as part of shoplifting investigation

Police want to speak to the people in this image Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Constabulary has released CCTV images to help with an investigation into an allegation of shoplifting.

The incident occurred in Wigton on Thursday 29 January 2015.

Offenders entered The Factory Shop on Kings Street and stole a large quantity of DVDs.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact them.

“We would like to speak to people pictured in the CCTV image in connection with this offence. We appeal to anyone who recognises them to make contact, any information provided could be crucial to our investigation."

– PC Andy Murdoch
Police want to speak to the person in this image Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Police appeal for video footage of motocross incident

Police are appealing for footage of the incident at Low Gelt Motocross Rack Credit: PA

Police are appealing for video footage following the death of a motocross rider at an event near Brampton.

26-year-old Lee Tolson, from Ireby, died on Monday from injuries sustained in a collision the day before at Low Gelt Motocross Rack.

Police are asking for anyone who has footage of the incident on Sunday 14 February to get in touch.

Mr Tolson’s death is not believed to be suspicious.

“We are currently making enquiries on behalf of the Coroner and would like to hear from anyone who may have been filming the race in which the collision occurred.”

– Sergeant Claire Sampson

Police appeal for witnesses to assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Dumfries and Galloway Credit: PA

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in Dumfries and Galloway on Saturday night.

At around 9pm, two women were assaulted in the car park of Dumfries railway station, near to Lovers Walk. Both were treated at the scene by an ambulance.

Police are keen to find four people, two men and two women, who had arrived by train just before the incident and left shortly after it in a silver car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

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Appeal for witnesses to 'serious' collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision on the A7 Credit: PA

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the A7 this morning.

The incident occurred approximately four miles north of Galashiels at around 8am.

A black Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a black motorcycle.

The 49-year-old man who was riding the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was taken to the Edinburgh Road Infirmary. His condition is currently described as critical but stable.

A 56-year-old woman was driving the Vauxhall Corsa and was taken to Borders General Hospital for minor injuries.

The road was closed for around 7 hours while police carried out their investigations, and they are now urging any witnesses to contact them.

Police still searching for missing father

Mark Varley Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Officers are still searching for 31-year-old Mark Varley, after his two year old son was found safe and well.

Both were reported missing after Mr Valey left his home in Carnforth at around 2.20am on Sunday with his son Brandon in his black BMW car.

Brandon was found safe and well at an address in the Kirkby Lonsdale area but officers are still trying to trace Mr Varley.

It is thought that he may be in North Lancashire or South Cumbria and is described as 5ft 10 tall with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing jeans and a blue t-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

Police appeal: missing woman

Police are trying to find Naomi Fawcett, who was last seen at Borders General Hospital Credit: PA

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for help in finding a woman from the Melrose area.

37-year-old Naomi Fawcett was last seen at Borders General Hospital on Monday 9th February, at around 1.30pm.

She is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, slim build, with mid-length dark hair, dark eyes and a small scratch on her cheek. She was last seen wearing a cream coloured top with a flowery border, and black trousers.

Police are concerned for her welfare and are asking for anyone who may have information as to her whereabouts to contact them. They believe she could have travelled to Northumbria.

Police appeal: missing man in Jedburgh

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of William Notley Credit: PA

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help find a man reported missing in Jedburgh.

William Notley, from Exchange Street, was last seen at 10am on Saturday 31 January.

It is believed he boarded a bus to Galashiels but he has not been seen since.

He is described as white in appearance, 5ft 6 tall, and as having a slim build with brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, green jumper, dark blue jeans and a brown ski style jacket with a green beret.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland.

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