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Police appeal for potential witnesses of Whitehaven assault

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Police are investigating a grievous bodily harm assault which took place in Whitehaven on Sunday 2nd July, in which a 30-year-old woman was seriously injured.

Two women, aged 25 and 36, both from Whitehaven, were arrested in relation to the assault and have been released under investigation.

Police wish to speak to potential witnesses, including a taxi driver who they say picked up a lone female passenger that day, between midnight and 2am from Whitehaven Town Centre, and took the fair to Derwentwater road in Whitehaven.

Cumbria Police investigate shoplifting in Penrith

CCTV still of the man suspect. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police are searching for a man in relation to two shoplifting incidents from stores in Penrith.

A male suspect stole two salmon reels from the John Norris store on Victoria road around 12.30pm on 22 June.

After 1pm two Berghaus jackets were stolen from the Go Outdoor stores on Ullswater road.

Anyone with more information is advised to contact PC Michael Hutt by calling 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Charity boxes stolen in Carlisle bar burglary

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Police are appealing for information after a bar in Carlisle was stolen on Tuesday, 20 June.

The burglar took two charity boxes that contained money from the La Baguette Bar in Green Market, at approximately 4:50am.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, aged between 30-40 years and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with information can contact PC2255 Yates on 101, or email Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man assaulted in Whitehaven by group of young people

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A 58-year-old man was assaulted by a group of young people in Whitehaven.

The assault happened on Friday 2nd June at the entrance to Castle Park on Catherine Street, where the group grazed the man's head.

He had confronted them earlier on, around 10pm, after they smashed a glass bottle into a flat window.

Police are looking for a white male, approximately 15 years old, who was wearing a red tracksuit top.

Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with information to email them on or call PC 2344 Bish on 101.

Alternatively anyone can get in contact anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Car nearly hit woman walking dogs in Cumbria

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A red car was seen driving erratically around Seascale in West Cumbria, almost hitting a woman who was walking her dogs.

Police say it happened around 11:20am on Saturday 10 June on the South Parade, and are investigating the incident.

The driver is described as male, in his 20s with dark hair and a beard.

Police are urging anyone with more information to contact them on, contact PC 2407 Fergus Ledingham on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Burglars steal over £5,000 of goods in two Alston raids

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A power tool, cigarettes, alcohol and cash were stolen during two connected burglaries in Alston.

They are believed to have taken place on Monday, 5 June between 2am and 2.30am.

The first theft was of a power tool from Moredun Garage on Station road. The offenders had forced their way in through a window.

The second burglary happened at the Spar shop at the Townfoot Garage.

Altogether, they are thought to have stolen property and cash worth more than £5,000.

Investigating police officers say a white Ford van with the registration number NJ55 GCZ was seen around the time of the burglaries but has now been abandoned.

Witnesses or anyone with more information or possible CCTV footage is urged to contact DC 2117 James Aiston of Carlisle CID on 101.

Man with false eye grabs woman for staring at him

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Police are searching for a man with a false-eye for assault after he grabbed a woman walking to work by the shoulders and accused her of staring at him.

It happened at 8.30am on Tuesday, 6 June around Scotch street and Drovers lane in Carlisle.

The man is described as between 50 and 60 years of age, wearing a black hooded top and black trousers with grey freckled hair.

Anybody with information or who would be able to identify the man is advised to contact the police on 101 or by emailing, referencing incident number 46 of 6 June 2017.

Woman sought for pickpocketing of elderly Carlisle man

This woman is wanted for questioning in relation to a man getting pick-pocketed in Carlisle Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a woman in relation to an elderly man being pick-pocketed in Carlisle.

The man was in the Sainsbury's store on Bridge street, when his wallet was taken from his pockets. It happened around 1pm on Friday, 19 May.

The woman in question is described as having had her hair tied back, wearing a horizontal-striped top, purple scarf, a dark jacket and dark shoes.

Anyone with more information is urged to get in contact with the police by emailing or by calling 101 and ask for PC 2065 Rebecca Marrs.

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