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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.

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'.


Workington's Lillyhall fails in Enterprise Zone bid

George Osborne's review surprised many people. Credit: PA

Lillyhall, in Workington, has missed out on a bid to become an Enterprise Zone.

In his Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne announced that Kingmoor Park in Carlisle will be one of 25 new or extended zones.

But while Kingmoor Park has been successful, Lillyhall business park in Workington has NOT been named one of the Enterprise Zones.

Police search for missing Workington man

Rory Woodhall was reported missing on November 17 Credit: Cumbria Police

Police searching for a missing man from Workington are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Rory Woodall, 36, of Harrington Road, Workington was last seen at a property on Curwendale, Stainburn on October 1. He was reported missing on November 17.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact them on 101. Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledlingham said:

We are growing increasing concerned for Mr Woodall's welfare. No one has seen or heard from him since the start of October. I appeal to anyone that has any information on his whereabouts to contact us immediately.

If Mr Woodall sees this appeal, please get in touch with Cumbria Police and let us know that you are safe and well.

– Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Roy Ledingham, Cumbria Police
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