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Large fight in Workington prompts police investigation

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Police are asking for more information following a fight that took place between a large group of people last night on Park Lane .

A 16-year-old teenager was injured after being struck with a baseball bat, while a 17-year-old teenager was punched.

A 39-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman have been arrested and held for questioning.

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Lockerbie drugs haul

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Police Scotland say drugs with an estimated street value of £28,000 have been recovered from a car stopped on the A74(M) near `Lockerbie.

Cocaine and cannabis were seized by officers who stopped the car heading north.

A 33 year old man has been arrested.

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Over 300 speeding offences recorded in Longtown

322 motorists have been caught speeding in Longtown Credit: PA

In the last three months, police have issued 322 notices of intended prosecution (NIP) for speeding offences in Longtown.

The highest speed an offending vehicle has been caught at 60mph, double the speed limit on that stretch of the A7.

Police were responding to concerns by local residents to clamp down on speeding motorists.

“Following the work we have conducted, it is clear that there is a large scale non-compliance issue for the 30mph speed limit within Longtown. On one of our deployments we found that 87 vehicles were travelling over the speed limit. This is simply not acceptable as lives are being put at risk due to reckless speeding in a built-up area."

– Sergeant Katie Rickerby

Second break-in at Locharbriggs store

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A Locharbriggs shop has been broken into for the second time this month.

Police say they are investigating after the Premier Store on Auchencrieff Road South was targeted in the early hours of this morning.

The thieves fled empty handed.

"It might be the case that the alarm sounding forced the thieves to abandon their plans to rob the store. This is the second break-in this month, and on the previous occasion cigarettes were the target.

"We are carrying out door to door enquiries in the area and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything around this time.

"In particular we have a report about a moped heard driving up and down the street just prior to the break-in and are keen to hear from anyone who can help us identify the rider of that machine. Callers can speak to us at Dumfries on the 101 number."

– Constable Bruce Kemp, Police Scotland
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