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CCTV released following burglary at Windermere lodge

The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 28 July 2017 Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police are investigating a burglary where a man stole cash from a till in a coffee shop in Windermere. The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 28 July 2017 at Ellerthwaite Lodge, New Road.

Police would like to identify the male seen on CCTV. Anyone with information should call PC 2400 Hill on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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All England Stone Skimming Championships sees new records

Next year’s championships will be held on Saturday 18 August. Credit: PA

The All England Stone Skimming Championships, held on Windermere on Saturday 19 August, saw records broken and new entries into the official English sporting record books.

This included a 72-meter skim in the 11 to 16s category set by Gregg Heynes, who made the championship record, braking the previous one by 14 meters.

We’ve had a fabulous day of skimming here today and attracted hundreds of entrants. We haven’t yet counted the money taken, but we could also have made a record amount, on a day of hugely impressive records. If so, it will be great news for South Lakes conservation, as this event is organised as a fundraiser for vital conservation work in the South Lakes.”

– Julius Barratt, Trustee, South Cumbria Rivers’ Trust

Next year’s championships will be held on Saturday 18 August.

Windermere Ferry to be closed tomorrow morning

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Windermere Ferry will be closed tomorrow morning from 9am for urgent repairs to the cable drive system, which pulls the ferry across the lake.

The ferry is being closed at 9am to allow commuters to catch earlier ferries. The first ferry leaves Bowness at 6.50am, with further crossings approximately every 30 minutes.

Cumbria County Council apologises for any inconvenience and asks people to plan their journeys accordingly. It is hoped the ferry will re-open later in the day subject to completion of the repairs. Updates will follow.

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Man and woman attacked by teens in Windermere

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A man and woman, both aged 21, were verbally abused by a group of males around 18 years old.

The man was attacked and got a swollen eyebrow, swollen wrist, a burst lip and potential ligament damage to his knee. The female victim was elbowed in the face as she tried to intervene.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the assaults, which happened on Glebe Road in Windermere, at approximately 3.30am on Sunday the 23rd of July.

The suspect is described as a white male, around 18 years old, with blonde hair. He was wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact PC 2400 Hill at Kendal Police station on 101. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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