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Police probe into 'unprovoked' attack

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Police are investigating what they say is an unprovoked attack on a man outside his own home.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at Kettleholm near Lockerbie.

The 41-year-old was left with grazes and bruising after two men punched and kicked him to the ground.

"The victim is unable to describe his attackers, other than he thinks they were male, and that one spoke with a Scottish accent. This appears to be a totally unprovoked attack on the victim.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been on the B723 road between Lockerbie and Kettleholm in the early hours of Saturday. We would like to hear about any vehicles which might have been seen in suspicious circumstances, perhaps stopped at the side of the road or even speeding in that area."

– PC Lee Barnfather, Police Scotland

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.

Man charged with grievous bodily harm following Whitehaven assault

The assault happened opposite the Whittington Cat pub. Credit: Google Maps

A 34-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm, following an assault in Whitehaven which left a man with serious head injuries.

Paul Gunn, from Thornfield Close in Cleator Moor, was charged on Wednesday 15 August.

The assault happened around 12am on Tuesday 14 August, opposite the Whittington Cat pub on Lowther Street.

Gunn is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 17 September 2018.

The injured man remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

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Man suffers serious head injury after Whitehaven assault

The assault happened opposite the Whittington Cat pub. Credit: Google Maps

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Whitehaven, which has left a 37-year-old man with life-threatening injuries.

The assault happened around 12am on Tuesday 14 August, opposite the Whittington Cat pub on Lowther Street.

The man, from Whitehaven, suffered a serious head injury after being punched and falling to the ground.

Officers attended the scene and arrested a 34-year-old man from Cleator Moor on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The injured man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle but has since been transferred to the RVI at Newcastle.

His condition is critical but stable.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

The injuries suffered in this assault are extremely serious. It is important that anyone who witnessed what happened and has yet to come forward does so immediately.

We are also particularly keen to hear from anyone who drives a vehicle with a dash-cam and who was in the area at the time. The footage they have could be extremely important to our investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Matt Scott

Man attacked in front of family in Dumfries supermarket car park

The attack happened in the Morrisons Store car park on Brooms Road. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 43-year-old man was attacked in a Morrisons Store car park at the weekend.

It happened at the store on Brooms Road in Dumfries, just before 4pm on Saturday 11 August.

The man, from Kirkcudbright, was returning to his car when he was struck over the head with an unidentified weapon.

He suffered cuts to his head and was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

He's since been released from hospital and is recovering at home.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

This was a completely unprovoked attack, in broad daylight in a busy supermarket car park and as yet we are unsure what the motive for the attack was.

The man we want to trace is described as being anywhere between 5'5" and 6' tall, of medium build and was wearing a dark blue coloured long sleeved hooded top and jeans.

We are reviewing CCTV in the area and appealing for anyone who may have been in the car park either before or after the attack to get in touch with us if they saw anyone fitting this description."

– Detective Constable Scott Ruddick

Man left with 'serious facial injuries' after Carlisle assault

Charlotte Street in Carlisle. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man suffered serious facial injuries following an assault in Carlisle.

Police were contacted just before 4:30am on Thursday 2 August with a report of a fight on Charlotte Street.

The injured man from Carlisle is currently receiving treatment at the Cumberland Infirmary.

Enquires are ongoing and a cordon is in place at Lidl car park.

Officers would like to hear anyone who may have been in the area at the time or anyone who may have dashcam footage.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

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Teenager sprayed in face with 'unknown substance' in west Cumbria

Part of the A594 in the Ellenborough area. Credit: Google Maps

Cumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.

It happened in the evening on Thursday 12 July by the A594 between Maryport and Dearham, in the Ellenborough area.

The victim was sprayed as he walked past a male holding a bottle.

The 17-year-old had some skin irritation and attended Cumberland Infirmary.

He has since been discharged.

Officers investigating the incident have located the bottle believed to have been used.

The road was closed in both directions whilst officers carried out investigations. The road has since reopened.

The person sought is described as a young white male, possibly in his teens, around 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a black hoody. He was also wearing black jeans and spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

This kind of incident is very rare and is taken extremely seriously.

Thankfully, the 17-year-old is recovering well following the assault and there is no reason to believe there is any danger to the wider public at this time.

I would urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the police immediately."

– Detective Inspector Matt Scott

Cleator Moor man charged with GBH assault

Lowther Street in Whitehaven. Credit: ITV Border

A man from Cleator Moor has been charged with GBH assault, following an incident in Whitehaven.

It happened on Saturday 7 July at around 8pm on Lowther Street.

25-year-old Kevin Christian, of Jacktrees Road in Cleator Moor, has been charged with GBH Assault.

A 24-year-old local man remains in a serious but stable condition in a hospital in Newcastle.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Man arrested following Whitehaven assault

Lowther Street in Whitehaven. Credit: ITV Border

A 25-year-old man from Cleator Moor has been arrested on suspicion of GBH following an assault in Whitehaven.

Police were called to Lowther Street around 8pm on Saturday 7 July.

A 24-year-old west Cumbrian man is in a serious but stable condition.

The 25-year-old man remains in police custody.

Investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked call 101.

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