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Man charged with grievous bodily harm following Whitehaven assault

The assault happened opposite the Whittington Cat pub. Credit: Google Maps

A 34-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm, following an assault in Whitehaven which left a man with serious head injuries.

Paul Gunn, from Thornfield Close in Cleator Moor, was charged on Wednesday 15 August.

The assault happened around 12am on Tuesday 14 August, opposite the Whittington Cat pub on Lowther Street.

Gunn is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 17 September 2018.

The injured man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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Man suffers serious head injury after Whitehaven assault

The assault happened opposite the Whittington Cat pub. Credit: Google Maps

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Whitehaven, which has left a 37-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.

The assault happened around 12am on Tuesday 14 August, opposite the Whittington Cat pub on Lowther Street.

The man, from Whitehaven, suffered a serious head injury after being punched and falling to the ground.

Officers attended the scene and arrested a 34-year-old man from Cleator Moor on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The injured man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle but has since been transferred to the RVI at Newcastle.

His condition is critical but stable.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

The injuries suffered in this assault are extremely serious. It is important that anyone who witnessed what happened and has yet to come forward does so immediately.

We are also particularly keen to hear from anyone who drives a vehicle with a dash-cam and who was in the area at the time. The footage they have could be extremely important to our investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Matt Scott

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Bad weather plays havoc with local events

Taste Cumbria one of the events affected by high winds Credit: ITV Border

Bad weather has affected a number of events taking place in our region over the weekend.

The 'Taste Cumbria' food festival in Whitehaven has become the latest to be affected after high winds forced organisers to cancel outdoor events.

More than 40 producer stalls had to be relocated into the Market Hall as wind speeds of 88kph were predicted.

And a hot food picnic, together with food demonstrations, planned for St Nicholas Gardens were cancelled.

Up to 20 thousand people were expected over the two-day event.

Organisers insist that there is still plenty going on at the festival.

Meanwhile, a Second World War fly-past at the Penrith Show yesterday to commemorate the Battle of Britain was also cancelled.

We feel that this is our only option to ensure we protect the health, safety and welfare of our visitors, staff and traders. We’re used to rain in Cumbria, but unfortunately windy conditions can be highly dangerous where temporary structures are concerned. It’s been a very difficult decision after many months of hard work and planning by the Taste Cumbria event organisers and the town council and we would like to thank the teams at Whitehaven Town Council and Copeland Borough Council for their support and also for making sure the Civic Hall was made available to us so we can continue with the event.

– Spokeswoman, Taste Cumbria

Cleator Moor man charged with GBH assault

Lowther Street in Whitehaven. Credit: ITV Border

A man from Cleator Moor has been charged with GBH assault, following an incident in Whitehaven.

It happened on Saturday 7 July at around 8pm on Lowther Street.

25-year-old Kevin Christian, of Jacktrees Road in Cleator Moor, has been charged with GBH Assault.

A 24-year-old local man remains in a serious but stable condition in a hospital in Newcastle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Man arrested following Whitehaven assault

Lowther Street in Whitehaven. Credit: ITV Border

A 25-year-old man from Cleator Moor has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an assault in Whitehaven.

Police were called to Lowther Street around 8pm on Saturday 7 July.

A 24-year-old west Cumbrian man is in a serious but stable condition.

The 25-year-old man remains in police custody.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked call 101.

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Police name men killed in Whitehaven crash

Cumbria County Council later removed the lamp post involved in the collision Credit: ITV Border

Two men who died in a one-vehicle crash in Whitehaven have been named by police.

The men are 30-year-old Stephen Chambers from Whitehaven and 28-year-old Michael Henderson from Egremont.

Officers were called to the incident just after 9.30pm on Tuesday 1 May.

A silver Vauxhall Astra is reported to have collided with a lamp post on New Road.

Fire crews helped to remove both men who were trapped inside the vehicle, but they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Two dead after crash in Whitehaven

Cumbria County Council later removed the lamp post involved in the collision Credit: ITV Border

Two men have died following a one-vehicle crash in Whitehaven.

Officers were called to the incident just after 9.30pm yesterday, Tuesday 1 May.

A silver Vauxhall Astra is reported to have collided with a lamp post on New Road.

Fire crews helped to remove both men who were trapped inside the vehicle.

The men, aged 28 and 30, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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