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Police name crash victims

Police Scotland have named two men who died in a crash on the A713 near Carsphairn yesterday morning.

The accident happened at Drumjohn at around 10:40 am when a red Ford Fiesta travelling north was in collision with a white delivery van travelling south.

Van driver Scott Kennedy, 46, was taken by ambulance to Ayr Hospital where he died a short time later. 50 year old Antony Sztuka died at the scene. Both men were from Ayrshire.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the time of the crash to contact police. We know from witnesses already spoken to that there was a white flat-bed pickup truck - the size of a transit van – on the road at the time of the crash. We are very keen to speak to the driver as he or she may have information that could prove vital to the investigation. Information can be passed to officers at the Road Policing department at Stranraer Police Office via 101.”

– Sergeant Billy McEwan, Road Policing Unit


Works to begin for new drainage system in Cockermouth

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Works to install a new drainage system on Cockermouth's Main Street will begin in October.

The previously delayed project is due to begin on Monday 17 October at High Sand Lane and Main Street, lasting for six weeks.

Cumbria County Council is holding a public meeting to discuss the works and say the work is vital to fully complete the town centre enhancement scheme.

The repairs will continue after Christmas period and is expected to be complete by spring 2017. Traffic control will put in place in the town centre during the works.


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