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Workington rescue exercise cancelled

A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter Credit: Bristow Group

A joint rescue exercise between Workington RLNI and Preswick Air-Sea Rescue has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

A Bristow Group coastguard helicopter had been scheduled to land on Derwent Park Sports ground in Workington, before taking part in a 60 minute rescue operation with Workington lifeboat crews.

However, lightning strikes forced the helicopter to divert back to Prestwick. The event has been re-scheduled for April 24.

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Man arrested in connection with Maryport Post Office robbery

A man from Workington has been arrested following the robbery at the Post Office in Maryport yesterday.

The 47 year-old was arrested at the Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle this afternoon.

He has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is being questioned by police.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Armed search in Workington after Post Office robbery

Police outside the Post Office on High Street in Maryport Credit: ITV

Police in West Cumbria have been carrying out an armed search after a robbery at a Post Office in Maryport.

The robbery took place at the Post Office on High Street at around 11:30am. Staff were threatened by a man with a firearm, although no-one was harmed. High Street was closed for more than four hours after the incident.

Armed police are currently searching a property on Moss Bay Road, Workington, in relation to the robbery. An area of the road has been cordoned off and armed officers have been deployed as a precaution.

Police said there is no perceived threat to members of the public.

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Cyclist 'shaken' after hit and run in Workington

A cyclist was struck by a car and knocked off his bike as he cycled on Oxford Street in Workington.

The vehicle didn't stop and Cumbria Police is appealing for information to trace the driver.

It happened around 9pm on Saturday 9th January near the junction of Gordon Street.

The cyclist was not hurt but is said to have been left 'very shaken'.

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