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Police appeal over disappearance of man from Barrow

49-year-old Stephen Harrison was last seen at his home on Sunday night. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for information about a 49-year-old man who has gone missing in Barrow.

Stephen Harrison was last seen at his home address on McClintock Street at around 9.30pm on Sunday, June 5.

He is described as a white male, 5ft 10in, of slim build, with dark brown hair and tattoos on both sides of his neck.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Barrow Police on 101.

Cumbria Police want to speak with this man in connection with serious sexual assault

Police are keen to speak with the man in these CCTV images Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police is appealing for information following a sexual assault in Borrow on Thursday May 12.

They are keen to speak with the man in these CCTV images in connection with the serious sexual assault.

The CCTV images were captured in The Kings public house at around 10.30pm. The male pictured left the pub at around 11pm.

Anyone who recognises the individual, or has any information about the incident, should contact either DC 1646 Sarah McArthur or DC 2453 Tom Pearman of Cumbria Police on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.


NHS Trust approves plans for new maternity unit in Barrow

Credit: of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Plans for a new £11 million maternity unit in Barrow have been approved by the NHS trust's board today.

It follows recommendations made in the wake of deaths of mothers and babies at Furness General Hospital

The brand new unit will be split over two floors and will include 14 en-suite birthing rooms, two dedicated theatres, a Special Care Baby Unit, Maternity Assessment,and a Bereavement Suite.

Furness General Hospital Credit: PA

"It is a real signal of intent I believe as to our Trust’s commitment and desire to provide the very best services for the people of Barrow and surrounding areas.

“The current Maternity Unit at FGH has been there since the hospital opened in 1984, and as you would expect of a unit which has been there for over 30 years, clinical practice and technology have moved on at pace and the building now needs to be significantly improved to match it.

“The best thing about these plans is that they were co-designed with staff, those that use our services, and the general public."

– Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive, UHMBT

Inquiry underway into baby's death at Furness General Hospital

Furness General Hospital at Barrow in Cumbria has begun an inquiry after the death of a baby.

It's been reported that the baby died after being born at the maternity unit within the last month.

“It is tragic that a family has lost a loved one, and our heartfelt condolences go out to them.

“It is not appropriate to disclose further details, but as is our practice in circumstances like this, a full independent investigation was launched immediately to allow us to understand what happened and if there was anything that could or should have been done differently.

We will continue to liaise directly with the family.”

– Dr David Walker, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay

A year ago an inquiry report found a series of failings at the unit.


Police hunt sex offender who breached prison licence

Police are hunting a sex offender who is on the loose and wanted for return to prison.

Andrew Adams is thought to be in the Barrow area, Cumbria Police said.

The 48-year-old had been in prison serving time for sex offences but breached the terms of his licence after being released part way through his sentence, the force said.

He is now wanted for a recall to prison and police are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him.

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