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Two charged with drugs offences in Kendal

Two men from Manchester have been charged with drugs offences after a car crashed into a police car in Kendal on Friday.

27-year old Billy John Carl Johnson of Reginald Street, Eccles in Manchester and 26-year old Stephen Ayrey of The Gardens, Eccles, have been charged with possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply and handling stolen goods.

Johnson faces a further charge of dangerous driving.

The charges follow a car crash, where a car collided with a police car and two parked vehicles in Kirkland, Kendal at about 11.45am on Friday.

“Cumbria Constabulary takes all drugs crime seriously. To tackle drugs offences we need the help of the public and any information, no matter how minor it might seem, could help. Please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Detective Sergeant Andrew Lamb, Cumbria Police

Man arrested in Kendal on suspicion of possession of a firearm

The incident happened in Kendal Credit: ITV Border

A man has been arrested in Kendal on suspicion of possession of a firearm and theft.

Armed police were deployed to the town centre at 3pm on Sunday 24 June following reports of a man carrying a suspected handgun.

A 26-year-old man remains in police custody.

There was no perceived threat to the public.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information should call 101.


Search for owners of wedding vows donated to charity

North West Air Ambulance is searching for the owners of wedding vows found at the charity's Kendal Store.

The vows were found in a shoebox donated to the shop by owners named on the hand-written pages as Anthony and Christine.

North West Air Ambulance has taken to Twitter to search for the bride and groom so that the vows can be returned.

Amanda Morris, the Kendal store manager, made the discovery:

They’re so personal and have obviously been cared for throughout the years, it would be a shame to think they aren’t reunited with the couple or their family. I’m sure someone somewhere will be missing them. We’re all very keen to find the groom and bride and see how their story unfolded together ever since.”

– Amanda Morris, Kendal store manager, North West Air Ambulance

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10 hour M6 closure prompts calls for new Kendal road

Gridlocked traffic in Kendal Credit: @NigeTomo65

There are renewed cals for a Northern relief road to ease congestion in Kendal following a closure of around 10 hours on the M6 (Thursday 4 January), after a lorry overturned on the southbound carriageway.

It happened between junctions 37 and 36 near Killington, just after 11am. The road remained closed until 10pm, bringing severe traffic to the A6 from Shap into Kendal.

South Lakes MP Tim Farron posted on Twitter to stress the urgency for the new bypass:

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