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Biker airlifted to hospital after A685 crash

Accident location Credit: bing

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital after a crash in Kirkby Stephen.

The accident happened near to the A685 at around 1pm today when a Citroen car and a motorbike collided.

The motorcyclist, from the Lancashire area, was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Police say the extent of his injuries are not known but are not believed to be life-threatening.


A685 reopened following traffic incident

The accident has been cleared and traffic returned to normal Credit: ITV Border

The A685 Ash Fell Road has been reopened both ways following a traffic incident involving a cyclist.

Traffic has returned to normal and the accident has been cleared between A683 (Kirkby Stephen) and Mill Street (Ravenstonedale).

A male cyclist reportedly fell off his bike on Ash Fell Road, Kirkby Stephen, at 10:30am on Monday 25 September.

The road was blocked both ways while emergency services attend the scene.

Cumbrian footballer airlifted to hospital

Great North Air Ambulance takes footballer to hospital Credit: GNAAS

The Great North Air Ambulance were called to help a footballer who had received a serious leg injury. The man in his 30s was airlifted from a playing field in Kirkby Stephen yesterday afternoon. He was due to receive surgery to his leg at the James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough.


Farmer 'crushed against wall' by cattle

The air ambulance arrives at the scene. Credit: GNAAS

A 71-year-old farmer has been hospitalised after being "crushed against a wall" by cattle.

The incident happened at Kirkby Stephen at around 8am this morning.

The man had sustained head, facial, chest and abdomen injuries and was assessed and treated by a doctor-led trauma team from the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

He was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough within 16 minutes, where he arrived in a serious but stable condition.

Outdoor jackets worth £10,000 stolen from store

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: PA

Outdoor jackets worth around £10,000 have been stolen from a store in Kirkby Stephen.

The burglary took place during the early hours of Monday 23 November, at the Mad About Mountains Store on Market Street.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen suspicious activity to contact them:

Any incident of this nature is treated seriously and we urge the public to come forward with any information that may assist us with this ongoing investigation.

In particular we are appealing to anyone who is offered expensive outdoor jackets at a much cheaper rate than the normal retail price, especially in the run up to Christmas.”

– Detective Constable Ian Hodgson, of North Cumbria CID
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