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Woman appears in court over Boxing Day stabbing

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A woman has appeared in court accused of stabbing a man several times at a party in her home in west Cumbria on Boxing Day.

Victoria Louise Lagan, 35, faces two charges relating to an incident at a house in Main Street, Hensingham, Whitehaven. A court heard this morning that the man suffered “multiple stab wounds to his chest, face and arms."

Lagan appeared at Magistrates’ Court in Carlisle this morning. She is charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding Neil McLaughlin with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm; and assaulting a woman, Natalie Dockray.

A brief summary of the allegations was given to the court by prosecutor Rachel Parker.

No plea was entered by Lagan in relation to the charges. Lagan was remanded in custody, and is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on January 31.


Two charged with drug offences in Carlisle

Two men have been charged with Conspiracy to supply class A drugs following an operation carried out by the North Cumbria Drugs Squad.

Connor White, of Eldon Drive, Carlisle, and Thomas Wright, of Harefield Road, Liverpool are due to appear in Carlisle Crown Court on 12 November.

The charges follow an operation carried out at Carlisle Railway Station on Thursday 18th October 2018. A quantity of money and drugs were seized. Another Man from Merseyside was also arrested but has been released under investigation.

Assault claim teenager arrested

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A teenager who claimed to have been sprayed in the face with an unknown substance has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time and obstruction of justice.

The incident was alleged to have taken place on the evening of 12 July on the A594 between Maryport and Dearham. The road was closed overnight while police investigated.

Police say following extensive enquiries and investigations, officers have arrested the 17-year-old who made the report and are not currently seeking anyone else in relation to this incident.

The teen has been released under investigation.

Recognise these men?: Cumbria Police appeal for factory burglars

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Police officers investigating a burglary at Linton Tweeds factory in Shaddongate, Carlisle have released images of two men connected to the offence.

Two suspects climbed over a six-foot-high fence, in the early hours of the 22nd of February this year, damaging a panel in a door in order to get in to the factory.

Theystole a navy Berghaus fleece body warmer, a grey Boss hoodie and a grey woolly hat with SR37 in blue writing.

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Anyone who can assist with the investigation is urged to contact Cumbria Constabulary, quoting incident number 54 of 22 February 2017.


Police appeal for information after two burglaries of Carlisle building site

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​Cumbria Police are investigating two burglaries that happened in Carlisle over the Easter weekend.

They occurred at the McKnights building sites in Aglionby and Wetheral between 4:30pm on 14th April and 8:00 am on 15th April 2017.

Heavy duty tools were used to get into the containers. Tools were stolen from the property.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact PC 2052 Whatman on 101, email or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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