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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

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Appeal after knife-point robbery in Workington

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly robbed by three people in Workington.

The victim, a 29-year-old man from the town, was approached by three men and asked for a lighter.

One of the men then assaulted him before threatening him with a knife.

They stole two gold rings, a gold chain and a watch, then made off from the scene in a black hatchback car.

The incident occurred at some point between 5pm and 5:13pm on 29 April on Bolton Street.

Fortunately the victim only suffered minor injuries but the incident has left him understandably distressed.

I’d like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone with any information to get in touch. Your information could be vital to our investigation.

– Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledingham, West Cumbria CID

Residents asked to check sheds for missing boy

Cumbria Police is asking residents of Workington to check their sheds and outbuildings for a missing 10-year-old boy. [](http://www.itv.com/news/border/2016-04-03/police-search-through-the-night-for-missing-10-year-old/) The 10-year-old was last seen on Poole Road in Workington at 8pm last night, Saturday April 2.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.

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