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Three injured in M6 crash at Shap

Three people have been injured as a result of a collision between a Ford Fusion and a Toyota Landcruiser at junction 39 (Shap), on the M6 at 2.40pm this afternoon.

A 78-year-old woman from Warrington, who was driving the Ford Fusion, was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, alongside 78-year-old male passenger who was also injured.

A 78-year-old man from Carlisle, who was driving the Toyota Landcruiser, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle with minor injuries.

The road has been closed for almost three hours but is set to re-open shortly.

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Attempted murder: Shap

A man from Shap is due to appear in court this morning after being charged with attempted murder.

John Lowis, 44, from Shap in Cumbria was charged with attempt murder on Monday 13th August.

He'll appear before magistrates in Carlisle on Tuesday 14th August.

The charge follows an incident that was reported to police just before midnight on Sunday 12 August that occurred on Jackson Lane, Shap where a 52 year old man from Shap suffered head and facial injuries.

The victim remains in Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle where he is receiving treatment.

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