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20 Jun 2016, 12:27pm
A Whitehaven man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old boy.
He has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Vincent Hudson, 55, of Loweswater Avenue was sentenced on June 20th 2016 at Carlisle Crown Court.
He was found guilty of the offence, which took place in 2001, at an earlier hearing.
30 Mar 2016, 9:20am
A Workington man has been charged with a number of assault offences against a female.
Dean Norris, aged 23, of Gray Street, Workington, has been charged with three counts of common assault and one count of engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour contrary to Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015.
The charge relating to the coercive and controlling...
26 Feb 2016, 15:05pm
“There have been a number of inaccuracies in reports today, regarding a complaint against myself and I would like to take this opportunity to provide some clarity around this.
“The Constabulary recorded a complaint from a member of the public on the 6th July 2015 where it is alleged that I investigated and processed her complaint, it is national protocol...
28 May 2015, 17:19pm
Police have charged a Windermere man in connection with two assaults that took place in Kendal on May 26th 2015.
Carl Hodgson, aged 31, of Ambleside Road, has been charged with affray.
He is due to appear at South Lakeland Magistrate’s Court today.
8 May 2015, 17:18pm
Police are continuing in their investigation into a fire in Whitehaven.
Police were called at 8.26pm today (7th May 2015) to a property in King Street, Whitehaven. A 40 year old man, who lived at the property, was taken to Whitehaven hospital and later died of his injuries.
Police and the fire service are investigating the circumstances...
6 May 2015, 14:05pm
Cumbria Police are keen to speak to a man in connection with an incident of indecent exposure.
The incident occurred in the Halston Hotel car park in Carlisle, on 19th April 2015 between 4.30pm and 5pm, where a male exposed himself.
The male was on a distinctive red and white mountain bike and was wearing a grey hooded top.
27 Mar 2015, 17:32pm
Police have arrested six people on drug supply offences following warrants executed across Carlisle.
Police executed warrants last night (26th Match) at a number of properties in Carlisle as part of an operation targeting drug supply.
Officers recovered heroin and cannabis worth an estimated street value of £200,000.
The six people...
27 Mar 2015, 14:22pm
Police in Carlisle have arrested a man in connection with assaults that occurred in the city centre on elderly members of the public who had sneezed.
A 49 year old man from Carlisle was arrested in connection with the assaults today (27th March 2015) and is currently helping officers with their enquiries.
Anyone with information into the...
26 Feb 2015, 12:01pm
A man from West Cumbria has been sentenced to 23 years in prison today (26th February) at Carlisle Crown Court for sexual offences spanning a 12 year period on women and young girls.
Stephen Taylor, aged 58, of Leconfield Street, Cleator Moor, was charged with:
Nine counts of rape
Six counts of serious sexual assault
Four counts of indecent...
25 Feb 2015, 16:35pm
A man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being caught driving his HGV nearly four times over the limit.
Martin Tazky, aged 38, from Mednanskeho, Slovakia, was stopped on the M6 near Todhills by officers from VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) on Monday 23rd February 2015 at approximately 4.45pm.
19 Feb 2015, 13:21pm
A man from West Cumbria was sentenced to nine years in prison today (13th February) at Carlisle Crown Court.
Michael Anthony Graham, aged 25, of no fixed abode, was charged with sexual assault, trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence, assault, and criminal damage, and pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
On 3rd September 2014 Graham hid in...
10 Feb 2015, 14:58pm
Police in south Cumbria have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into the theft of a passbook where an offender has made subsequent fraudulent transactions of over £1800.
The theft of the passbook occurred at some point before or on the 16th September 2014. Following this theft, between the 16thSeptember and 27th September 2014...
3 Feb 2015, 17:24pm
A building firm and its owner have been sentenced today (3rd February 2015) at Preston Crown Court, following an incident in 2011 where a man died as a result of falling through a roof.
Peter Mawson Ltd, a building and joining firm, pleaded guilty in December to ‘corporate manslaughter’ and a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act by failing to...
29 Jan 2015, 14:21pm
Police in south Cumbria are investigating an attempted burglary at a jewellery store in Ambleside.
The incident occurred at approximately 4.20am today (29th January) at Ambleside Jewellers on Lake Road.
Two men attempted to gain entry to the store by causing damage to the front door of the premises. The alarm was activated and this led...
27 Jan 2015, 17:48pm
Police in Barrow have arrested a male in connection with a robbery that occurred today at an off license on Roose Road.
Police were called at 10.12am today (27th January) following a report of a robbery at the Betty Booze off license. The offender described as a male wearing dark clothing made off from the scene in the direction of West Way.
21 Jan 2015, 18:59pm
A man from Wigton has been sentenced today (21st January 2015) for two counts of Fraud by False Representation, and three counts of Theft by Employee.
Melvin McFadden, aged 58, of Grange Gardens, Wigton, was sentenced to 84 days, suspended for 12 months, at Kendal Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to all the offences.
18 Jan 2015, 14:28pm
Police have arrested a man in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Lound Road Garage.
The incident occurred at approximately 5pm on Saturday 17th January at the garage on Lound Road, Kendal.
A male offender entered the garage and threatened a staff member with a knife demanding cash from the till. The offender stole between £400-£500. No-one was...
9 Jan 2015, 18:27pm
Two people were sentenced yesterday (8th January 2015) for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Simon Tate, aged 33 years, and his wife Sophie Tate, aged 30 years, both from Alnwick Street, Newcastle, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court following their guilty pleas to charges of attempting to Pervert the Course of Justice.
9 Jan 2015, 14:48pm
Police in Carlisle have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into the theft of a charity box from the Clydsedale Bank on English Street.
The theft occurred at approximately 9.30am on Thursday 27th November 2014 where a man stole a yellow Eden Valley Hospice charity box. The man walked into the bank and after spotting the charity box, he...
2 Jan 2015, 11:38am
Police in West Cumbria are currently investigating an allegation of rape that occurred at an address in Workington in the early hours of Thursday 1st January.
The victim was a 20 year old woman from Workington.
Police have charged Daniel Grierson, aged 19, from Moorfield Avenue, Workington, with rape. He has appeared in West Allerdale Magistrates Court...
16 Dec 2014, 19:15pm
Police in Carlisle have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into a theft of a forklift truck.
On Monday 17th November 2014 at approximately 9.50pm, offenders stole a yellow Tale gas-powered forklift truck from Clearstone Paving Ltd, Denton Holme Business Park, Carlisle.
PC Ian Stephenson said:
“We ask that anyone who...
8 Dec 2014, 20:45pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Ulverston, and an attempt was made to enter his van.
Police were called at 3:40pm today (8th December 2014) with a report that a 38 year old man was assaulted when he parked his white Ford Transit at the top of Larch Grove, approximately 200 yards from the junction at Oakwood Drive.
5 Dec 2014, 17:12pm
Police have charged two people with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs following a substantial drug seizure on Wednesday 3rd December.
Police stopped a silver Subaru Impreza at around 3.15pm which was travelling north on the M6 at Burton-in-Kendal.
Following a search of the vehicle police recovered heroin worth an estimated street value...
4 Dec 2014, 17:12pm
Police in Carlisle have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into a theft of a handbag.
On the 3rd October 2014 at approximately 3am a male grabbed a handbag from a 24 year old woman and made off from the scene. This occurred outside The Church nightclub on Botchergate, Carlisle.
The handbag contained a Samsung Galaxy S5,...
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