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Road re-opened after suspicious incident

Cumbria Police say a road has re-opened after a controlled explosion was carried out in Workington.

It followed what the police described as a suspicious incident involving a vehicle outside Workington Police Station.

The A596 road was closed for around an hour while bomb disposal experts carried out the explosion. The police say there was no danger to the public.


Controlled explosion planned after suspicious incident in Workington

Cumbria Police close off road in Workington Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police say a controlled explosion will take place outside Workington Police Station after a suspicious incident involving a vehicle.

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene on Hall Brow.

The police say there is no threat to the public at this time, but the road has been closed and people are being asked to avoid the area.

Fifth arrest in Workington teenage rape inquiry

Police investigating the rape of a 15-year-old girl in Cumbria have made a fifth arrest.

Earlier this week four teenage boys were arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged attack in Workington.

Last night, one of those arrested - aged 13 - was released without charge.

Police were also granted more time to question the three other suspects - two are aged 13 and the other is 14.

There are now two 13-year-olds and two 14-year-olds in custody.

The incident is believed to have happened near Cloffocks car park in Workington. Credit: ITV News

An incident involving a 15-year-old girl is believed to have happened near Cloffocks car park, Workington, between 7.00pm and 7.20pm on Tuesday 3 January.

Cumbria Police continue to appeal for anyone with information about this incident, who has yet to come forward, to contact them or Crimestoppers.


Driver bailed after 79-year-old pedestrian dies and another critically injured in Workington crash

The crash happened close to the Dunmail Park shopping centre Credit: ITV Border

A 79-year-old pedestrian has died and another has been critically injured after a collision involving a car in Workington.

The two women were on foot on the A596 around Dunmail Park in Workington the incident happened at about 1920 on Saturday evening.

The 79-year-old was taken to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where she died.

The 35-year-old was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where her condition is described as 'critical'.

The 46-year-old driver of the car was uninjured. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail. Cumbria Police say he is assisting with their enquires.

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The collision site is next to Dunmail Park Shopping centre which has a superstore and retail units on site. There's a 40mph speed limit on the busy main road outside the entrance to the centre. There are also two bus stops on either side of the road and a pedestrian crossing in the middle.

Anyone with information is being asked to call Police on 101.

Construction on £15million nuclear begins

Credit: Lakes College

The start of construction on a £15million nuclear college is being made on land near Workington today.

The National College for Nuclear will be built on the site of the Lakes College at Lillyhall.

The facility is part of a national programme to provide skilled workers in strategic industries and will train students in specific areas of nuclear operations.

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