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Update: Armed officers attend to incident in Carlisle

Armed officers are continuing to deal with an ongoing incident in the south area of Morton, Carlisle.

Police were called to an incident at 2.20pm where a man is believed to have threatened someone known to him with a weapon.

Police are conducting enquiries, but say they do not believe there is any danger to the public.

Ashness Drive has been cordoned off by police.

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Police comment on Millom deaths

The man leading the investigation into the deaths of two women in Millom on Saturday 8th June has issued a statement on the progress of the investigation.

A team of detectives are working on this investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding these tragic deaths.

Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this terrible time.

Events such as these are rare in Cumbria and we are doing everything we can to ensure that the victims families are supported and the offender is brought to justice.

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Duhig, Cumbria Police

Post Mortems will take place later today along with formal identification.

Investigations continue into Millom murders

Police say their investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two people in Millom this morning.

They have confirmed that both were women, one aged in her 50’s and the other in her 20’s.

A 23 year old man from Millom was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. The victims are believed to be related to the suspect.

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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."

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