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Third man arrested in connection with Dalton axe attack

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an axe attack that has left two men in hospital. Although he has been released by police, he remains under investigation.

A 46-year-old man who was taken to Furness General Hospital at first with life-threatening injuries, is now in stable condition and has also been arrested today, Friday 23 June on suspicion of S18 Wounding.

A 42-year-old man from Dalton was also arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains at Furness General Hospital.

Police were first called to the incident involving the axe, which has been seized, on Broughton Road in Dalton around 8.00pm yesterday, Thursday 22 June.


Man attempts to 'Lap the Planet' in record time

Peter Smith prepares to leave. Credit: ITV Border

A man from Dalton is beginning his attempt to cycle around the world... in fewer than 100 days.

If he's successful, Peter Smith, 51, will have broken the record, which currently stands at 125 days.

He'll also be the oldest person to have "lapped the planet".

It was something I'd always been interested in, just never thought I'd get the opportunity.

Over the last couple of years, circumstances came together to give me the opportunity to do it.

When I realised the record was 125 days, I thought that's doable.

Then I thought about about actually trying to make a piece of history, which is under 100 days."

– Peter Smith

Driver of tractor sought after crash

Police would like to speak to the driver of a red tractor after it was involved in a crash on the road between Lockerbie and Dalton.

The incident happened at 8:30am on Friday, 15 August.

A beige coloured Skoda Fabia pulled over to let the tractor past but a rake implement attached to the back of the tractor hit the car, causing damage.

The man is said to have had dark hair and is thought to be between 18 and 20-years-old.