Cumbrian-born John Kent was the UK's first black policeman. He served in the Carlisle Police Force between 1837-1844.
We discovered more and spoke to two of his descendants, Ian and Euan Bulman, who still live and work near Carlisle as farmers.
Simisola Jolaoso reports:
Carlisle-born John Kent was Britain's first black policeman and two of his descendants live and work in Cumbria as farmers.Read the full story ›
Cumbria Police is launching a knife amnesty to get illegal and dangerous knives off the streets.
Twenty-four knife crimes were reported in the county between April and June this year.
From today until Sunday people can hand in knives at police stations without fear of prosecution.
In the past month, five men, aged between 26 and 50, have been arrested in connection with sharing indecent images of children.Read the full story ›
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."
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."
PC Dave Cameron of Carlisle was the North West winner, after he tackled a man brandishing a metre long Samurai sword in 2014.Read the full story ›
Crime detection rates in Dumfries and Galloway are the highest in Scotland, according to new figures.Read the full story ›
Police have clocked a car driving at 109 miles per hour past a west Cumbrian village school.Read the full story ›
Police in the Borders have arrested and charged two men with drugs offences.Read the full story ›