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WATCH: West Cumbria rugby league derby

Yesterday saw the big west Cumbrian derby between Whitehaven and Workington Town.

Local rivalry means this is always a big game but with both clubs fighting the threat of relegation the stakes could hardly have been higher and the stage was set for an epic encounter. For one set of supporters the reality was rather different. Ryan Dollard reports.

Workington outperform Whitehaven to claim derby victory

Whitehaven have suffered a heavy defeat to Workington Town in today's West Cumbrian Rugby League derby.

Haven were beaten 6-28 in front of more than 1,700 supporters at the Recreation Ground.

The home side looked in danger of ending the game scoreless until a late consolation try gave a hint of respectability to the scoreline.

  • Watch all the action from the derby tomorrow on Lookaround at 6pm.

Man arrested following serious assault in Whitehaven

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A 21-year-old man from Workington has been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Whitehaven last night.

The incident happened at around 11pm, when a number of men attacked a group of men on the harbourside.

A 36-year-old man from Whitehaven received severe facial injuries, and a 34-year-old man from Whitehaven suffered a stab wound to the leg.

Police are appealing for information about the incident.

We are appealing to the public to help us establish what exactly has happened, and bring those responsible to justice.

"Violence of any kind is completely unacceptable, and I would ask the local community to help us in our investigation.”

– DC Richard Melton


Police appeal for witnesses to sexual assault in Whitehaven

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious sexual assault in Whitehaven in the early hours of this morning.

Detectives are investigating a report of an attack on an 18-year-old woman in St Nicholas Gardens at around 1.30am.

Two men have been arrested and are currently helping officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Workington CID or call Crimestoppers anonymously.

This was a very serious assault and we are working hard to establish the facts.

"The woman is being supported by specially trained professionals at this difficult time.

“I would urge anyone who may have been in the area around that time, or may have any information, to come forward and let us know.”

– Detective Inspector Ralph Henderson
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