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Police investigating serious assault in Carlisle

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Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in Carlisle.

A man in his fifties was found with serious injuries on the street outside of Gallaghers on Botchergate. It is believed the assault occurred at approximately 1am this morning, 4 August, in the nearby area.

The man has been transferred to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Police would like to speak to witnesses who may have been in the area at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 15 of 4 August.

Appeal for witnesses following Botchergate attack

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Police are appealing for witnesses following an attack on Botchergate in Carlisle in the early hours of this morning.

A 26-year-old man from Carlisle was left with both face and abdomen injuries following an assault in Walkabout just after 12am.

He was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary for treatment and has since been discharged.

A 21-year-old man from Carlisle has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

We are appealing to anyone who was in Walkabout in the early hours of this morning, and saw the attack, to get in touch.

"The incident occurred just outside of the male toilets so there may be a number of witnesses.

"I would ask anyone who saw anything to get in touch and help with our investigation."

– Sgt Esther Wood, Cumbria Constabulary


Cumbria Police hunt booze thief

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Believed to have stolen alcohol from an off license Credit: Cumbria Police

Police in Carlisle are seeking help from the public to catch a man who stole alcohol from an off license.

They want to speak to the man caught on CCTV cameras who they believe stole a bottle of vodka and a packet of cigarettes from the Greens Off License on Botchergate, Carlisle last year.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 17th December 2013 between 10.20pm and 10.30pm.

The man entered the shop and went to till to pay for the items. Whilst the items were placed in a carrier bag the he distracted the employee and reached over and took the carrier bag and left the shop without paying.

Anyone with information into this incident or recognises the person on the CCTV footage is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Sam Johnson

Carlisle development a step closer

Proposed apartments and retail at Botchergate Credit: ITV News Border

A building company says it's moving ahead with its surveys on a long-awaited development that could transform part of Carlisle.

Area to be transformed at Botchergate Credit: ITV News Border

Persimmon's proposed apartments and retail outlets in Botchergate have been in the pipeline for years, but the project stalled because of what it described as 'market conditions'.

It will now begin to survey the land, with an aim to transforming the derelict buildings.

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