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New £1million sports hall opens at west Cumbrian school

A new sports hall costing more than £1million has opened at a school in Workington. The area's MP visited along with para athlete Simon Lawson for its official opening. Our reporter Graham Stothard was there:


Man charged with attempted murder after Workington stabbing

Man charged after incident at Derwent Street, Workington Credit: ITV Border

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Workington.

It happened inside a house in Derwent Street in Workington. A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital with wounds to his head and body. He has since been released.

The Police say they have charged 37-year-old James Hawman with attempted murder. He is due to appear before magistrates in Workington.

Police concern for missing Workington man

James Benson Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are growing concerned about a 41-year-old man who is missing from Workington.

James Benson was last seen yesterday (27 September) at 12:25pm in the town centre.

He is described as white, 5'11", and of slim build with short black hair and full sleeve tattoos on both arms.

He may be driving a red Ford Transit, registration number: FV04 GZP.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101.

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