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Workington lifeboat rescues fisherman

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Lifeboat crew rescued an injured fisherman a mile off the west Cumbrian coast yesterday.

Workington RNLI's boat, SirJohn Fisher, was launched shortly before 4:30pm to go to the aid of a crew member from the Maryport fishing boat, Bruno.

The man had suffered a serious injury after his hand became trapped in his vessel's anchor chain.

After being given first aid at the scene he was transferred to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

Workington sex assault latest: Man charged

A man's been charged with sex offences following an alleged assault in Workington.

The 18-year-old, who's from Workington, is accused of a number of offences in relation to sexual assault, rape and assault of a 58 year old woman.

He will appear before West Cumbria Magistrates Court tomorrow, 18th July.

The alleged offences took place in the Church Street area of the town on Friday evening.

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Alleged sex attack on dog-walker in Workington

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an alleged violent sexual assault which left a victim was serious head injuries.

An incident happened between 10:15pm – 10:30pm on Friday in the area of Church Street, Workington.

The victim, a 58 year old woman, was walking her dog in a grassed area near Church Street / North Watt Street and Dora Crescent, when she was attacked and then sexually assaulted.

She was taken to Cumberland Infirmary to be treated for her injuries.

A man, aged 18, has been arrested and detained for questioning.

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“We are appealing for information to assist with our investigation. It is believed that the attacker may have been disturbed by a person walking in the area, so we are urging anyone in the area at the time, or anyone who may have any information to call us - no matter how trivial the information may seem it could be important for our investigation. This is a serious assault, and I am appealing to the local community to help us with our ongoing investigation. The victim is being supported by specially trained professionals at this difficult time.”

– Detective Inspector Dave Pattinson, Cumbria Police

Seven arrested in Workington drugs crackdown

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Seven people have been arrested in Workington as part of a crackdown on drugs.

Police searched a property on Newlands Gardens yesterday (7 July), and seized a class A drug, believed to be heroin, worth a street value of £8,400.

The following seven people were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs:

  • A 47-year-old man from Workington
  • A 44-year-old man from Workington
  • A 38-year-old man from Workington
  • A 36-year-old man from Workington
  • A 22-year-old man from Workington
  • A 22-year-old man from Liverpool
  • A 16-year-old boy from Liverpool

All have been bailed until September 2016.

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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