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Transport police search for two men after racially offensive language and attempted physical abuse

Police believe the two men pictured could help with the investigation Credit: British Transport Police

Police are searching for two men in connection with two public order offences in Cumbria.

The incidents happened on a train between Oxenholme and Penrith and at Penrith station on 12 June.

On a service between Oxenholme and Penrith two men were heard using racially offensive language at around 8pm.

They returned to Penrith station at around 10pm, where one of the men tried to punch a staff member several times.

If you have any information call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.


Further Northern strike action hits Cumbria

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Northern passengers across Cumbria are facing more disruption today as RMT Union workers go on strike for 24 hours, over driver-only operated trains.

More than 1,300 services will run, the majority between 7am and 7pm.

For this strike day a number of new services have been added, including an evening peak service both ways from Carlisle to Newcastle.

Travellers are advised to:

Debate to restore rail services

The debate will take place in Scottish Parliament today Credit: ITV Border

A campaign to try to restore direct rail services from Berwickshire to Edinburgh will be debated in the Scottish Parliament today.

A call's been made for Reston station near Eyemouth to be reopened. The debate has been secured by Borders MSP John Lamont.