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Failings found at Workington care home

The Care Quality Commission's found failings at a care home in Cumbria.

Their report shows Harriets residential home in Workington didn't always deliver care in a way that ensured residents' needs and welfare.

There were hygiene problems including dirty furnishings and toilets. And residents' personal records weren't always kept safe and confidential.

Roseberry Care Centres, who run the home, say the level of care described in the report is unacceptable, and that improvements will continue to be made.

Harriets residential home in Workington Credit: ITV News Border

Man run over after falling into road

A man aged 67 is seriously ill after being hit by a car after falling into a road.

The car failed to stop and Cumbria Police are now trying to trace the driver.

Police say the pedestrian suffered potential life-changing injuries and remains in a serious condition at West Cumberland Hospital.

He had fallen over on Moor Row near Egremont just before 10pm on Friday.

He was lying in the road when a vehicle collided with him and left the scene without stopping.

“We are looking for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to get in touch. The male who was involved has suffered severe injuries to both his legs, we ask that anyone with any information get in touch. I’d also like to appeal directly to the driver of the vehicle, if you see this appeal please get in touch with the police.”

– Sergeant Darren Bawden, Cumbria Police


Man fights to keep 9ft cross in memory of wife

9 Foot Crucifix on Workington's Slag Banks Credit: ITV Border

A grieving man who put up a crucifix on top of Workington’s slag banks is continuing his fight to keep it in place.

Peter Nelson, who erected the 9 foot cross in memory of his wife Angela, is still in limbo over its future.

He has since been carrying out investigations into ways he can avoid removing the cross and has attended meetings about applying for retrospective planning permission.

Lowca Lane accident victim named

Brian Huddart was taken to West Cumberland Hospital, where he later died. Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

A 60-year-old man killed in a road accident in Workington has been named.

Brian Huddart, from Flimby, was taken to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven late on Sunday evening, where he later died.

The only car involved in the accident on Lowca Lane was his Mazda.

His family have asked for anyone attending his funeral to do so wearing bright colours.

They have issued the following statement.

“Brian was a lovely person who was known to many. He was a well-respected by work colleagues at Sellafield.

“We are all deeply shocked.

“Brian was a lovely and much loved husband to Anne, dad to Stacy and Holly, and a wonderful granda to Chloe, Alicia, and Matthew as well as a treasured brother and brother in law. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.”

– Family of Brian Huddart

Man dies after Workington crash

The accident happened on Lowca Lane Credit: ITV Border

A 60-year-old man was killed after a collision in West Cumbria on Sunday evening.

The man, from the Maryport area, was driving along Lowca Lane, from Seaton. The accident happened around 10pm, and his Mazda 6 was the only vehicle involved.

He was taken by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital, in Whitehaven, but was pronounced dead.

The road was closed, but reopened just after 1:30am this morning.


Police look for four men with 'key information'

Credit: British Transport Police
Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police are looking for four men they believe have important information regarding an assault on a woman at Workington Station.

Around 6.25pm on Saturday 26th July, a group of men shouted verbal abuse at two women on the opposite platform. Police say the women then went to confront the men, which resulted in one of the women being assaulted. She did not suffer serious injuries but was left shaken by the incident.

Credit: British Transport Police

“I am confident the men in the CCTV images have key information about the incident and appeal to anyone who recognises them to come forward."

– PC Woodcock
Credit: British Transport Police

St Michael's congregation mark fire anniversary

St Michael's church in Workington Credit: ITV Border

A west Cumbrian congregation is marking the twentieth anniversary of a blaze which devastated their church.

St Michael's Parish Church in Workington was seriously damaged in the fire in 1994.

The church rebuild was completed and the building was rededicated in 2001.

An Evensong service on Sunday will mark 20 years since the fire.

Man given four and half years for gun-threat offence

Nicky Horsfall, aged 31 has been sentenced to four and a half years Credit: Cumbria Police

A man from Cumbria has been jailed for four and a half years for offences including threatening a man with a replica gun.

Nicky Horsfall, aged 31 from Hillcrest, Northside Road, Workington was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today.

He had admitted threatening a man with a gun and shouting racial abuse at his victim an earlier hearing.

The incident happened on Northside Road in Workington in the early hours of 12th October 2013.

Horsfall had confronted his 24-year-old victim with a black hand gun and had racially abused him during the incident, in which he also ordered him to knee on the floor.

He was later identified from the description given by his victim.

He was also tried for the possession of indecent images and extreme pornography.

“This was a very distressing ordeal for the victim who was in genuine fear for his life. On examination of the gun, which was located at Horsfall’s home address, it was discovered to be a replica. However it was still used in a threatening way to scare and frighten someone.”

– DC Andy Yoxall
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