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Plans for gates to be installed in Workington town centre to deter anti-social behaviour, are being put forwards by a Councillor in Allerdale.
It comes after several reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage over the past few years.
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The sister of the man, whose car has been damaged by a controlled explosion by Cumbria Police, says they apologised to him in person today.Read the full story ›
A bomb disposal team had to travel 90 miles to carry out a controlled explosion on a 'suspicious' car, after a blunder by Cumbria Police.
However, the silver Vauxhall had been left outside Workington Police Station by officers, who were trying to help after the owner of the vehicle became ill.
The mistake meant a long trip for the two-man bomb disposal team from Catterick in North Yorkshire.
The 'suspicious' vehicle, on which a controlled explosion was carried out, had actually been parked there by the police.Read the full story ›
Police have used an automated robot to search a suspicious car near Workington Police Station.
A controlled explosion had earlier been carried out on the vehicle.
This video was sent in by local resident Martyn Benson, who was told he may have to evacuate.
A resident of the street on which bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion of a car outside Workington Police Station says officers then used an automated robot to search the suspicious vehicle.
Martyn Benson received a knock on his door by a police officer at around 7:20am this morning.
She said there was an incident in the police station and could we move away from the windows to the front room and there was a possibility of being evacuated so that's what we did.
About 10 minutes later there was a loud bang followed a couple of minutes later by another loud bang at the back.
Being a bit nosey we went to the window and saw the bomb disposal unit at the gates of the police station, and they were in the process of using an automated robot to make their way to a car.
A controlled explosion was carried out on a 'suspicious' car outside the police station.Read the full story ›
Cumbria Police say a road has re-opened after a controlled explosion was carried out in Workington.
It followed what the police described as a suspicious incident involving a vehicle outside Workington Police Station.
The A596 road was closed for around an hour while bomb disposal experts carried out the explosion. The police say there was no danger to the public.