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Police investigate hate crime in Carlisle

Stonegarth in Carlisle. Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating a hate crime in Carlisle.

Officers say it happened around 9:15pm on Monday 23 July in Stonegarth, on the edge of Chances Park, Morton.

A man was verbally abused about his nationality by another man and threatened while walking home.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Woman seriously injured in Carlisle crash

Part of the A7 in Kingstown. Credit: Google Maps

A woman has been seriously injured in a car crash in Carlisle.

A 40-year-old woman was driving a silver Freelander Land Rover at around 4:30pm on Friday 13 July, when it collided with a silver Ford Mondeo in Kingstown.

She was taken to hospital with head, neck and back injuries, while the occupants of the Mondeo were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Man left with stab injury in Carlisle

Botchergate, Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A 29-year-old man was left with a stab injury after an incident involving a number of men in Carlisle.

It happened on the evening of Saturday 30 June in the South Street/Botchergate area of the city.

The man suffered the injury to his side and attended hospital but has since been discharged. It is not known what was used to cause the injury.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Victoria Viaduct set to reopen

Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A major route in Carlisle will reopen tomorrow evening after it was forced to close for almost two months.

Contractors working to make the former Central Plaza Hotel on Victoria Viaduct safe have confirmed that work will be completed on Wednesday at 9pm.

Carlisle City Council said both Victoria Viaduct and West Walls, including footpaths, will reopen soon after.

The footpath in front of the Central Plaza building will remain closed.

Work will continue on site within the confines of the scaffold for several more days but this should not impact on the highway or pedestrians. This will include bricking up windows and further work on one of the chimneys.”

– Carlisle City Council statement

Special ceremony for Carlisle soldier awarded Victoria Cross

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A special ceremony has taken place in Carlisle, to mark 100 years since a local soldier was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Lt Joseph Henry Collin received the honour for "conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice in action".

He was mortally wounded while protecting his platoon at Givenchy, in France, during the First World War.

Today, a flagstone to remember him was unveiled next to Carlisle's city centre war memorial.

Relatives of Lt Collin VC were present, as well as the Royal British Legion, veterans and serving military personnel.

The ceremony was part of a day of events to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.

Further events will take place throughout the week, culminating in Armed Forces Day on 30 June.

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