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Tribute to daughter who died after fall in Lake District

Victoria Harris Credit: Facebook

A mother whose daughter died after a falling in the Lake District says she's lost her soulmate.

Victoria Harris who was 24 fell while walking on Haystacks in the Buttermere Valley.

An RAF helicopter and an air ambulance were involved in her rescue but she was pronounced dead at hospital.

Her mother Carol Allenby-Carr said she Victoria was a 'beautiful daughter and her soulmate'. She said she died in a tragic accident.


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Woman dies after Cockermouth fall

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A 24-year-old woman has died after falling from Haystacks in the Lake District.

Cumbria Police and Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team were called to reports that a woman had fallen at 4pm on Wednesday 1st July.

An RAF Sea King helicopter and an air ambulance attended to assist in the rescue.

The woman was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where she was pronounced dead after she sustained fatal head injuries.

She has been named as as Victoria Harris, aged 24, from the Manchester area.

During the same incident another woman was also winched to safety by the RAF helicopter but was uninjured.


Jewellery robbers knock down pensioner trying to stop them

Jewellery robbers on motorbikes in Bolton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police have issued images of offenders fleeing after robbing a jewellery store in Bolton.

It happened at 4.45pm on Friday 4 July 2015 at a jewellers shop on Newport Street, Bolton.

Four offenders, who were armed with axes and crowbars used two stolen motorbikes to carry out the raid.

They threatened staff before smashing glass cabinets and stealing a large amount of jewellery.

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A passerby tried to knock the offenders off their bikes with a billboard. One of the men collided with the 66-year-old man, injuring him. He was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries but has since been discharged.

Jewellery robbers at scene in Bolton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“These robbers have brazenly committed this robbery in broad daylight on a pedestrianised street, stealing a large amount of jewellery from the store.

Passersby on Newport Street had no doubt as to what these offenders were up to and were obviously infuriated by what they could see unfolding before their eyes.

One man courageously tried to stop the robbers as they made off, while a number of other members of the public took photos on their phones.

I would like to thank all of these people for their bravery and for taking a stand against these criminals, however, I would also urge people to be conscious of their safety in incidents such as this and to not unnecessarily put themselves in danger. Thankfully the man knocked over by the bike was not seriously injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Scholey Street police station on 0161 856 5594 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Sergeant Iqbal Ahmed from GMP’s Bolton division

Vandals blamed for Manchester tram derailment

Tram derailment St Werburghs Station Credit: ITV Granada

Vandals are being blamed for a tram derailment overnight in Chorlton.

Metrolink say points were damaged at St Werburghs Road station, but the tram was going at a 'walking pace' when it came off the tracks.

There are no reports of any injuries to passengers.

Services are currently suspended between East Didsbury and Deansgate Castlefield and Cornbrook and Manchester Airport.

Engineers were at the station at first light and are working to repair the tram and damaged points.

The line is suspended until further notice and there is no estimate yet when services will start again.

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