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Arrest after police chase

A man's been arrested following a police chase in West Cumbria.

The incident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday, 30 March 2018, with police pursuing a grey Volkswagen Passat estate from Maryport to Silloth, taking in the A596 and B5300.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the Passat.

A 21-year-old man from Maryport was arrested following the pursuit.

Tyler Wilson, of Bowside Road, Dearham, Maryport, has been charged and remanded on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Wilson has also been recalled to prison for breach of his license.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police referencing incident 265 of 30 March 2018.

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Allerby Hall charity ploughing match in pictures:

One of the competitors taking a breather Credit: ITV Border
Farmers from all over Cumbria came to take part Credit: ITV Border
One of the spectators with his unusual 'parrot' Credit: ITV Border
Unusually for this summer the weather was kind Credit: ITV Border
Hundreds turnoed out to support the day Credit: ITV Border
Danny Hird and parents- half of the money raised will be used to help Danny, who's just had a cochlear implant, to be able to hear. Credit: ITV Border
The other half is being donated the Jack's Journey. A charity set up by the family of Jack Gibson to support the families of children battling cancer Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria shootings memorial tree damaged

The tree was dedicated to Isaac Dixon. Credit: ITV Border

A tree that was planted in memory of one of the victims of the West Cumbria shootings has been damaged.

The damage was caused at around 10pm, 20 July, when an offender, who was part of a group of young people, snapped the tree in half at Wyndham Place, Egremont.

The tree was dedicated to Isaac Dixon. Copeland Council say they will replace the tree in the autumn time.

The damage was caused at around 10pm, 20 July Credit: Cumbria Police

Any act of vandalism is unacceptable, but when you consider the reason why this tree was planted, it makes this episode absolutely despicable and shows a complete lack of respect.

I knew Isaac well – he was a popular figure in the Egremont area - and my thoughts are with his friends and family who were brought some solace in light of his tragic death by the planting of this tree in his memory."

– Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie

Anyone with information should email 101@cumbria.police.uk or 101, quoting log reference 262 of 20 July.

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Teenage biker in hospital after crash

A 17 year old motorcyclist has been treated in hospital following a crash in Wigton.

The teenager was involved in a collision with a Mitsubishi pick-up truck at the junction of the A596 and Station Road, at Wigton, at about 6pm yesterday evening.

He was treated at the Cumberland Infirmary but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.

Police say the road was closed for five hours while officers carried out a collision investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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