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£25,000 of damage as trees are poisoned in Ulverston

£25,000 of damage has been done to trees in Ulverston.

Holes have been drilled into the roots of trees on Yewbarrow Road and poison poured in at some point between Tuesday, 1July and today, Tuesday 15 July.

“This is a shocking act of criminal damage, these trees will die in time due to the poison in the roots. We appeal for anyone with any information get in touch so we can make further enquiries and detect who is responsible for this crime.”

– PC Roy Williams, Ulverston & Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team

Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Roy Williams.

Further tributes paid to Ulverston crash victim

The family of a woman killed in a car crash on Monday, 7 July, have paid further tribute to her.

Jessica Quayle died when she was hit by a car on Mountbarrow Road in Ulverston.

“Jess was a beautiful fun-loving girl who had a real zest for life.

“She loved socialising with friends especially shopping. Her main passion was music, she was always singing, dancing and laughing.

“She loved her family very dearly including her pet dog.

“Jess was studious and intelligent and had just started training in order to become a Nurse.

“Sweet dreams darling, we love you and you will always be in our hearts. You will be forever be sadly missed.”

– Jessica Quayle's family

A second pedestrian, a 25-year-old woman from Ulverston, remains in Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she is in a critical but stable condition.

The driver of a Peugeot 206, a 23-year-old man from Ulverston, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Tributes paid to crash victim

Tributes have been paid to the 19-year-old woman who was killed in Ulverston.

Jessica Quayle, from Ainslie Steet in Dalton, was walking along Mountbarrow Road yesterday, 7 July, when she and a 25-year-old woman were hit by a Peugeot 206.

“Jess Quayle, beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, will be sadly missed. She was a beautiful, intelligent fun-loving girl. You were so loved. A model student. Sweet dreams darling, we love you and you will always be in our hearts.”

– Jessica Quayle's family

Woman killed in Ulverston car crash named

19-year-old Jessica Quayle was killed when she was hit by a car in Ulverston Credit: Cumbria Police

The woman killed when she was hit by a car in Ulverston has been named.

19-year-old Jessica Quayle, from Ainslie Steet in Dalton, was hit by a Peugeot 206 while she and another woman were walking along Mountbarrow Road yesterday, 7 July.

The other pedestrian, a 25-year-old woman, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital but has since been moved to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she is in a serious condition.

The driver, a 23-year-old man from Ulverston, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Woman dies after car crashes into two pedestrians

A woman has died after a car crash on Mountbarrow Road, Ulverston.

Police were called to the scene of a collision between a car and two pedestrians at 1:29pm today, 7 July.

The woman who died was one of the pedestrians. The other, a female, has been taken to the Royal Preston Hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man from Ulverston, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police have informed the family of the deceased but a formal identification is yet to take place.

The road will remain closed for some time whilst Collision Investigation officers examine the area.

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Hundreds of jobs could be created in south Cumbria

Hundreds of jobs could be created if Glaxo Smithkline gets planning permission to build a new factory at Ulverston in south Cumbria.

The plant would make medicines to treat cancer and other illnesses. It would be the company's first new factory in the UK for 40 years. If approved, around 700 jobs will be created during construction and 250 once the first phase is finished.

Savings of £45,000 stolen from 83 year olds house

An 83 year old man has had £45,000 stolen from his house in Ulverston.

The money was hidden in a place he believed to be safe. Gold sovereigns, gold Krugerrand coins from South Africa and a Rolex watch were also stolen, along with other jewellery.

“The victim has been left devastated by this theft. The money was his life savings and he is of a generation who have a mistrust of banks and therefore kept the money at home.

We are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward. If you have been offered the items for sale or know of someone who as suddenly got a large sum of money, please let us know.”

– Detective Constable Ross Woods, Cumbria Police

Reduced rate parking fee for Ulverston festivals

Reduced rate all-day car parking is being offered to support two key Ulverston festivals.

South Lakeland District Council has agreed that people will be able to pay £1.20 to park all day in any of its car parks in Ulverston over the weekend of 14th - 15th June.

This is to coincide with the Another Fine Fest event celebrating the birth of comedy legend Stan Laurel, as well as the finale of the Ulverston International Music Festival.

This follows the Council's £1.20 all-day parking charge offered during the recent Ulverston Food Festival weekend. Organisers said the reduced rate helped attract large crowds to the town and contributed to the event’s success.

Concern for missing man

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man from Ulverston.

40-year-old Timothy Bradley was last seen at Ulverston Health Centre at about 11:20am on Tuesday 13 May.

He was wearing a dark grey fleece, grey scarf, pale trousers and brown shoes.

Mr Bradley is of stocky build and is 6ft tall. He wears glasses, is clean shaven and has dark brown shoulder length hair.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen someone matching the description of the missing person to get in contact. We are concerned for his welfare and if Mr Bradley hears or sees this appeal we ask that he gets in touch.”

– Sergeant Sara Seath, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police immediately on 101.

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