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Robert Heaton, 41, was last seen on Friday. Today, November 19, divers from Cheshire joined the search
A former Cannon of Carlisle has been sentenced at Carlisle Crown court for sex offences dating back 20 years.
The owner of a zoo in the Lake District says he tried to shoot a tiger dead, after it attacked one of the keepers. Sarah McClay died in hospital after she was mauled at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park yesterday.Tim Scott has this report:
Cumbria Police say Sarah McClay was going about her routine duties in the big cat enclosure building when she was attacked by a Sumatran tiger. The 24 year old died in hospital after being attacked at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton yesterday afternoon.
Officers say the enclosure consists of a number of compartments both indoor and outdoor connected by lockable doors. Keepers are required to enter various parts enclosures in the course of their routine duties and systems are in place the ensure that animals and keepers remain apart at all times.
At some stage this has failed and the animal and Sarah came into contact. Police are working to establish whether this was a result of human or technical factors. Police are not currently treating this as a criminal investigation but are keeping an open mind as to the exact causes of this tragedy.
– Detective Chief Inspector Bob Qazi from Cumbria Police
Our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of Sarah and we will continue our investigation to establish the exact details of what happened as soon and as thoroughly as possible.
The zoo where a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger is open to the public today.
Sarah McClay, 24, was attacked by a Sumatran tiger at South Lakes Wild Animal Park, in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, yesterday afternoon.
She was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital but died later from her injuries.
Today the park was open to the public as normal today.
Police are investigating the death of a zoo worker who was attacked by a tiger at the South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Dalton-in-Furness in south Cumbria. 24 year old Sarah McClay was flown to the Royal Preston Hospital after being mauled yesterday afternoon, but died from her injuries.
The attack took place inside an enclosure.Cumbria Police said the tiger was locked in its enclosure following the attack and that members of the public were not at any risk during the incident. Police and Barrow Borough Council are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident
The incident happened at about 4pm, when staff were working as normal and the park was open to the public. It's understood the park is open as normal today.
Cumbria Police have released a statement following the death of Sarah McClay, a 24-year-old zoo keeper, at a wildlife park in the South Lakes.
– Cumbria Police spokesperson
"Cumbria Police can confirm that the 24 year old woman, identified as Sarah McClay from the Barrow area, who was attacked by a Tiger within its enclosure this afternoon, has tragically died.Police and Barrow Borough Council are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to this terrible incident.Sarah’s family are very shocked and distressed and request that they have privacy as they try to come to terms with their loss."
A cold start but any mist quickly dispersing, then dry with good sunny spells and light winds.
It will feel warm in the afternoon sunshine.
Maximum temperature 17 °C.
A festival for bike enthusiasts is now underway in the Tweed Valley.
TweedLove is a 10 day event and includes guided rides, demonstrations and competitions.
The two day POC King and Queen of the Hill Enduro challenge gets underway on Saturday May 25.
Organiser Neil Dalgleish said: "Tweedlove bike festival has been growing a lot in the five years it has been running. We now reckon it is worth half a million pound to the local economy.
"We bring lots of visitors in. Over the ten days of the festival I think we will have about 2,500 people actually riding bikes in events and a good number more watching and spectating and taking part."
Forestry Commission Scotland has announced it is to develop a masterplan for Glentress Forest.
The Peebleshire forest is home to one of the biggest mountain biking centre's in the UK, which attracts 300,000 visitors each year.
FCS want to look at ways in which they can develop the forest further, and link it to nearby communities such as Peebles and Innerleithen.
One key component of the project is that they want the views of the public.
Workshop sessions were held today and will be held tomorrow for members of the public to express their views.