Live updates

Police to investigate NHS watchdog 'cover up' report

Cumbria Police is to examine an independent report into an alleged cover-up by the NHS regulator, the Care Quality Commission, over deaths at a maternity unit at Furness General Hospital.

Cumbria Constabulary is considering the content of the lengthy CQC report that was released last week.

A dedicated team of detectives will examine the report in detail and decide whether any further action is required.

We will keep the Metropolitan Police informed as appropriate.

We are committed to examining the report thoroughly, and it takes time to do this properly.

We anticipate examining the report will take three weeks.

– Cumbria Police Spokesperson

Advertisement

Border

Abandoned toddler found in Carlisle

Police are trying to trace the parents of a young girl who was found abandoned in a her pram on a street in Carlisle.

The child, believed to be around three years old, was found as officers were investigating reports of a disturbance on Warwick Road at around 11pm on Thursday night. Police said there was no sign of the girl's parents in the vicinity.

The parents of the child are being asked to get in touch with Cumbria Police immediately.

Advertisement

Today's top stories