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Man charged with attempted murder after 15-year-old stabbed in Workington

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A man has been charged with attempted murder and common assault after a 15-year-old girl was stabbed in Workington.

Adrian Fallows, 39 of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court today.

The incident in happened in the Barepot area on Wednesday evening.

The girl was initially taken to Cumberland Infirmary and then transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

Police would like to speak to anybody who was in the area at 9.25pm on Wendesday.

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Tata Steel confirms sale of Long Products division

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Tata Steel has confirmed it has sold its Long Products division to Greybull Capital.

The business employs more than 4 thousand people in the UK, including around 225 staff at an engineering workshop in Workington, and another 28 in Shap.

As a responsible seller, Tata Steel is delighted to have secured a buyer for this business and we hope that under Greybull ownership, the business will continue the momentum of the improvement program that has been initiated in the last 12 months.

Employees and trade unions have worked closely with the Long Products Europe management team to improve the business’s prospects, putting it in a more competitive position than it has been for many years.

It is through their dedication and hard work that we are in this position today in spite of continued challenges in the market".

– Mr Bimlendra Jha, CEO of Tata Steel UK

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WATCH: Workington Reds' last playoff promotion

Take a trip down memory lane and watch our full report of Workington Reds' last playoff promotion.

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Tomorrow (3pm Saturday 30 April) Workington Reds take on Salford City FC in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier.

Appeal after knife-point robbery in Workington

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly robbed by three people in Workington.

The victim, a 29-year-old man from the town, was approached by three men and asked for a lighter.

One of the men then assaulted him before threatening him with a knife.

They stole two gold rings, a gold chain and a watch, then made off from the scene in a black hatchback car.

The incident occurred at some point between 5pm and 5:13pm on 29 April on Bolton Street.

Fortunately the victim only suffered minor injuries but the incident has left him understandably distressed.

I’d like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with any information to get in touch. Your information could be vital to our investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledingham, West Cumbria CID
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