Boy in hospital after train hits car

An 11-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after the car he was in ended up on a railway line.

Cumbrian officers' Ironman challenge

Ten Cumbrian police officers have taken part in an Ironman challenge to raise money in the name of one of their colleagues.

Gun incident in Carlisle

Six people have been arrested in Carlisle after two men were seen leaving a bar on Botchergate with a hand gun.

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Murder investigation launched in Millom

Cumbria Police Statement:

At 8:39 am this morning police were called an incident at property in Millom, where two people were found dead inside.

An investigation has been launched and a man, aged 23 from Millom, was arrested nearby on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

At this time, police do not suspect that anyone else was involved but are continuing to investigate.

Police are working to formally identify the two people.

Man in "serious condition" after crash on A6

A man from Wigton is in a serious condition after a two vehicle collision on the A6 between Penrith and the Stoneybeck roundabout.

The 55-year-old was driving a Citroen Berlingo when the accident happened at around 2.20pm.

He was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

A 42-year-old woman from Carlisle, who was driving the Kia Sedona involved in the accident, has been taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle, along with her 49-year-old male passenger.

The A6 remains closed from the Stoneybeck roundabout.


Vandals deface Dumfries war memorial

Police in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after vandals sprayed a war memorial with green paint.

The incident was discovered on Friday night (3rd May), at the memorial site on the New Abbey Road.

The Maxwelltown and Troqueer monument, which is topped with a figure of a soldier, commemorates more than 200 men from the area who died during the first world war.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland.

Cumbrian crime rates fall

Police on patrol Credit: ITV News Border

Crime in Cumbria has fallen by 11% according to the latest figures released by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The figures from April 2012 to the end of March 2013 show a 3% reduction in burglaries, 290 fewer incidents of anti-social behaviour and 443 less assaults involving injury.

Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has called it an "outstanding result for the people of Cumbria."

Police appeal for help with unexplained Stranraer death

Police are appealing to the public to assist them with their investigations into the unexplained death of a Stranraer man.

49-year-old Paul Hester, who is well known in the town, died in the Galloway Hospital on Monday (8th April).

Police are particularly keen to speak to a male witness who approached officers around 2.30am on Sunday (7th April), outside of The Bridge Arms in the town.

The man is described as being around 6 foot tall with short brown hair, of a slim build who wearing a dark shirt and trousers.

He is believed to be in his mid to late twenties and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.


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