A 21-year-old woman on trial for the alleged ill-treatment of a dementia sufferer at a Workington care home, has been cleared of charges.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
Cumbria Police are investigating an assault where a 19 year old man was bitten on the nose at 3.45am on January 1 2016.Read the full story ›
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'.
The family of Bethany Ostle, a teenager who died in a road collision in Cumbria on Christmas Eve, has paid tribute to a daughter and granddaughter who was 'taken from us so young.'
"Bethany was a loving daughter, granddaughter, niece and cousin. Whilst she was taken from us so young, we had 17 wonderful years and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Bethany was an outgoing, confident, popular girl who had many friends and enjoyed living her life to the full.”
Bethany, from both Seaton and Workington, died following a two vehicle collision at 5.10pm on Christmas Eve on the Tallentire to Bullgill Road near Cockermouth.
She was a passenger in a blue Fiat Punto.
The driver of the Punto was an 18 year old man from Workington, who suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital.
The other vehicle involved was a white Mini Cooper driven by a man, aged 23, from Cockermouth.
He also suffered serious injuries.
Police say both men are in a stable condition.
Any witnesses to the crash are being urged to contact the police.
Streets throughout Workington remain flooded with multiple road closures and many homes still underwater.
A persistent shoplifter has been handed a criminal behaviour order and banned from Workington town centre following a string of thefts.Read the full story ›
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 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.