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Cumbria man charged after Counter Terror officers search house in Barrow

A man has been charged after North West Counter Terrorism officers searched a property in Barrow.

22-year-old Leroy McCarthy of Hall Street in Barrow has been charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network.

He'll appear at Barrow in Furness Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

Counter Terrorism officers and Cumbria Police searched an address on Hall Street in Barrow on Saturday.

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Police appeal for wanted man

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Cumbria Police are keen to speak with Barrow man Stephen Brown, who is wanted for breach of a restraining order.

It is believed that the 34-year-old is in the Barrow area, and officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about his whereabouts.

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on 101, speak to an officer or PCSO, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Search for missing Barrow woman

Laura Littleton Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a woman missing from Barrow.

Laura Littleton, aged 35, was last seen at approximately 10am on Friday 27th April in Bath Street. Laura is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with dark brown very long, straight hair.

Officers are appealing for anyone with any information contact them by calling 101 or via email to

HMS Audacious nuclear submarine unveiled in Barrow

A new Royal Navy nuclear submarine capable of firing Tomahawk missiles 1,000km has been rolled out of its dockyard to undergo preliminary tests.

The 97-metre long attack sub HMS Audacious was edged from Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness ahead of sea trials expected to take place next year.

The 7,400-tonne BAE Systems-built vessel is the fourth of seven Astute class submarines and is armed with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk land attack missiles.

They were designed to be able to strike at targets up to 1,000km from the coast and are equipped with the latest sonar capability and powered by a nuclear reactor.

Three more Astute class submarines are at different stages in the building process in Barrow.

HMS Audacious submarine Credit: BAE Systems Maritime

Simon Fell chosen as Tory Barrow & Furness candidate

Simon Fell has been reselected as the Conservative party candidate for Barrow and Furness in the upcoming General Election on June 8th.

Mr Fell stood in the constituency in 2015. The Labour incumbent John Woodcock MP currently holds a 795 majority.


Man arrested after reported raped in Barrow

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101. Credit: ITV News/Granada Reports

A man has been arrested after a woman was allegedly raped in Barrow.

It happened between 3.30am and 4.30am today near the town's Dock Museum. Police say the man and the victim know each other. Officers are appealing for witness.

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