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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. []( 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.

Workington rescue exercise cancelled

A Sikorsky S-92 helicopter Credit: Bristow Group

A joint rescue exercise between Workington RLNI and Preswick Air-Sea Rescue has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

A Bristow Group coastguard helicopter had been scheduled to land on Derwent Park Sports ground in Workington, before taking part in a 60 minute rescue operation with Workington lifeboat crews.

However, lightning strikes forced the helicopter to divert back to Prestwick. The event has been re-scheduled for April 24.


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.

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