"I think the speed with which the action has been taken shows that such behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated and sends a strong message to that effect."
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A 67-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman, aged 70, was taken to West Cumberland Hospital.
A spokesperson said Rory Stewart's remarks were in line with the British government’s stated position.
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