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Two arrested in Barrow murder investigation

Two men are being questioned by detectives investigating the murder of a man in Barrow.

Paramedics found the 31 year old suffering from a suspected cardiac arrest and he had injuries consistent with having been assaulted. The man subsequently died.

Police arrested a 38 year old at the scene on Gloucester Street on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

A second man, aged 39, has also been detained after being located in the Salthouse Mills area of the town. He was taken away by ambulance having suffered a suspected drugs overdose.

"Following the death of the 31 year old, we have ensured we have specially trained officers supporting the family and out thoughts are with them at this time. We have now launched a murder investigation and extra patrols are in the area to gather information about what has happened. It is important that anyone who witnessed anything relating to what has taken place and has yet to speak with us makes contact immediately so we can gather as full a picture of what has taken place as soon as possible.”

– Supt Sarah Jackson, Cumbria Police

Cumbria man charged after Counter Terror officers search house in Barrow

A man has been charged after North West Counter Terrorism officers searched a property in Barrow.

22-year-old Leroy McCarthy of Hall Street in Barrow has been charged with improper use of a public electronic communications network.

He'll appear at Barrow in Furness Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.

Counter Terrorism officers and Cumbria Police searched an address on Hall Street in Barrow on Saturday.

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Police appeal for wanted man

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Cumbria Police are keen to speak with Barrow man Stephen Brown, who is wanted for breach of a restraining order.

It is believed that the 34-year-old is in the Barrow area, and officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about his whereabouts.

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on 101, speak to an officer or PCSO, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Search for missing Barrow woman

Laura Littleton Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a woman missing from Barrow.

Laura Littleton, aged 35, was last seen at approximately 10am on Friday 27th April in Bath Street. Laura is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with dark brown very long, straight hair.

Officers are appealing for anyone with any information contact them by calling 101 or via email to

HMS Audacious nuclear submarine unveiled in Barrow

A new Royal Navy nuclear submarine capable of firing Tomahawk missiles 1,000km has been rolled out of its dockyard to undergo preliminary tests.

The 97-metre long attack sub HMS Audacious was edged from Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness ahead of sea trials expected to take place next year.

The 7,400-tonne BAE Systems-built vessel is the fourth of seven Astute class submarines and is armed with Spearfish torpedoes and Tomahawk land attack missiles.

They were designed to be able to strike at targets up to 1,000km from the coast and are equipped with the latest sonar capability and powered by a nuclear reactor.

Three more Astute class submarines are at different stages in the building process in Barrow.

HMS Audacious submarine Credit: BAE Systems Maritime
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