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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.



Arrest after police chase

A man's been arrested following a police chase in West Cumbria.

The incident occurred at around 11pm on Saturday, 30 March 2018, with police pursuing a grey Volkswagen Passat estate from Maryport to Silloth, taking in the A596 and B5300.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the Passat.

A 21-year-old man from Maryport was arrested following the pursuit.

Tyler Wilson, of Bowside Road, Dearham, Maryport, has been charged and remanded on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Wilson has also been recalled to prison for breach of his license.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police referencing incident 265 of 30 March 2018.

Allerby Hall charity ploughing match in pictures:

One of the competitors taking a breather Credit: ITV Border
Farmers from all over Cumbria came to take part Credit: ITV Border
One of the spectators with his unusual 'parrot' Credit: ITV Border
Unusually for this summer the weather was kind Credit: ITV Border
Hundreds turnoed out to support the day Credit: ITV Border
Danny Hird and parents- half of the money raised will be used to help Danny, who's just had a cochlear implant, to be able to hear. Credit: ITV Border
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