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Seven arrested in Workington drugs crackdown

Seven people have been arrested. Credit: ITV Border

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.

Tata Steel confirms sale of Long Products division

Tata Steel Credit: ITV News

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


WATCH: Workington Reds' last playoff promotion

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

Back in 2005 they were promoted to the Conference North... cue pitch invasion:

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

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