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The News and Star
Teenagers plead not guilty to murder of Jordan Watson, 14Last updated at 16:00, Tuesday, 01 September 2015 Three teenagers have denied
Teenagers plead not guilty to murder of Jordan Watson, 14
The News and Star / Posted 10 hours ago
Last updated at 16:00, Tuesday, 01 September 2015 Three teenagers have denied murdering Carlisle schoolboy Jordan Watson. George Thomson, 18, Brahnn Finley, 19, and Daniel Johnston, 19, pleaded not guilty, via video link, during a hearing at... Read more
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The News and Star
Burglary spree pair caught red-handed by Cumbria policeLast updated at 15:41, Monday, 31 August 2015 A pair of burglars who targeted
Burglary spree pair caught red-handed by Cumbria police
The News and Star / Posted yesterday
Last updated at 15:41, Monday, 31 August 2015 A pair of burglars who targeted three properties in one night have been sent to prison. Kimberley Bennewith, 27, and Kevin Kirkbride, 29, carried out two of the raids on July 12 in Flimby with the third... Read more
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The News and Star
Jail term for drugs courier caught near CarlisleLast updated at 11:40, Saturday, 29 August 2015 A drugs courier who was caught
Jail term for drugs courier caught near Carlisle
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
Last updated at 11:40, Saturday, 29 August 2015 A drugs courier who was caught with thousands of illegal tablets as he drove through Cumbria has been sent to prison. When police stopped Steven Whitehead’s Nissan Qashqai car on near junction 42 of... Read more
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The News and Star
Man cleared of falsely imprisoning ex-girlfriendLast updated at 12:28, Friday, 28 August 2015 A man accused of assaulting and
Man cleared of falsely imprisoning ex-girlfriend
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Last updated at 12:28, Friday, 28 August 2015 A man accused of assaulting and imprisoning his former girlfriend at his home has been acquitted by a jury. Andrew Key, 27, had been on trial at Carlisle Crown Court after ex-partner Gina Higham alleged... Read more
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The News and Star
Police found heroin at home of man with 56 previous drugs convictionsLast updated at 10:39, Friday, 28 August 2015 A man with a string of previous
Police found heroin at home of man with 56 previous drugs convictions
The News and Star / Posted 4 days ago
Last updated at 10:39, Friday, 28 August 2015 A man with a string of previous drugs convictions was caught with heroin worth thousands of pounds after police raided his home. Officers found more than 50g of the class A drug at the home of William... Read more
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The News and Star
'I was trying to restrain not imprison ex-girlfriend', Carlisle court toldPublished at 10:30, Thursday, 27 August 2015 A man has told a jury that he did
'I was trying to restrain not imprison ex-girlfriend', Carlisle court told
The News and Star / Posted 5 days ago
Published at 10:30, Thursday, 27 August 2015 A man has told a jury that he did not imprison a former girlfriend during a highly-charged incident between the pair. Andrew Key, 27, is on trial at Carlisle Crown Court having pleaded not guilty to two... Read more
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The News and Star
partner ‘thought he had killed me’, Carlisle jury toldPublished at 14:00, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 A woman was allegedly imprisoned
partner ‘thought he had killed me’, Carlisle jury told
The News and Star / Posted 6 days ago
Published at 14:00, Wednesday, 26 August 2015 A woman was allegedly imprisoned and assaulted by her former partner, a court has heard. Andrew Key, 27, is said to have kept Gina Higham locked inside his Workington home and then covered her mouth as... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle man faces assault and false imprisonment chargesPublished at 15:07, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 A Carlisle man has appeared before
Carlisle man faces assault and false imprisonment charges
The News and Star / Posted 7 days ago
Published at 15:07, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 A Carlisle man has appeared before city magistrates accused of assaulting three women and false imprisonment. It is alleged Darren James Cherry, 40, of Newtown Close, assaulted one woman by beating on... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
RNLI fund-raisers hit the high seasFund-raisers and shop volunteers from Silloth RNLI took a trip out to sea on Wo
RNLI fund-raisers hit the high seas
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 7 days ago
Fund-raisers and shop volunteers from Silloth RNLI took a trip out to sea on Workington's all-weather lifeboat for their annual social event. Silloth lifeboat operations manager Eddie Studholme organised the event, which was also attended by High... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle arsonist told to expect jail for endangering her parents livesPublished at 15:31, Monday, 24 August 2015 An arsonist who set fire to a house
Carlisle arsonist told to expect jail for endangering her parents lives
The News and Star / Posted 8 days ago
Published at 15:31, Monday, 24 August 2015 An arsonist who set fire to a house while her parents were inside has been warned she is likely to be jailed. Carlisle Crown Court heard how Karen Storey started a fire in an upstairs bedroom while she and... Read more
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The News and Star
Selling cannabis was 'quick and easy money' teenage dealer told policeLast updated at 11:43, Monday, 24 August 2015 A teenage cannabis dealer has be
Selling cannabis was 'quick and easy money' teenage dealer told police
The News and Star / Posted 8 days ago
Last updated at 11:43, Monday, 24 August 2015 A teenage cannabis dealer has been spared an immediate jail term – and warned by a judge about the lasting damage of drugs. Jack Bates, 19, initially found that selling the illegal substance offered... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Sedbergh drug dealer given suspended jail sentenceA MAN who dealt a class A drug to friends in Sedbergh has been given a 20-month
Sedbergh drug dealer given suspended jail sentence
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
A MAN who dealt a class A drug to friends in Sedbergh has been given a 20-month prison sentence. Carlisle Crown Court heard that Oliver Wales, 24, ran up a drugs debt with professional criminals having started using cannabis because of sleep... Read more
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The News and Star
Cannabis charge teenager avoids jailPublished at 16:05, Sunday, 23 August 2015 A teenager who sold cannabis to fri
Cannabis charge teenager avoids jail
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
Published at 16:05, Sunday, 23 August 2015 A teenager who sold cannabis to friends has narrowly avoided being sent to prison. Jack Bates, 19, found that selling the illegal substance initially offered "quick and easy money" as he sought to buy a... Read more
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The News and Star
Party man left fighting for life after being stabbed in stomachPublished at 16:29, Friday, 21 August 2015 A woman stabbed an uninvited party
Party man left fighting for life after being stabbed in stomach
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
Published at 16:29, Friday, 21 August 2015 A woman stabbed an uninvited party guest in the stomach, leaving him fighting for his life. Vicky Rudd, 36, plunged the kitchen knife into Peter Dunn after she found him in her home in Cleator Moor, with... Read more
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The News and Star
Man kicked police officer after car chase in CarlislePublished at 14:44, Friday, 21 August 2015 A menace motorist kicked a policewo
Man kicked police officer after car chase in Carlisle
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
Published at 14:44, Friday, 21 August 2015 A menace motorist kicked a policewoman as he was being arrested following a car chase. Alex Steventon, 35, who has criminal convictions stretching back to 1992, also spat in the face of a different officer... Read more
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The News and Star
Drunken man kissed boy on town centre street, court toldLast updated at 09:00, Saturday, 22 August 2015 A teenager was subjected to a
Drunken man kissed boy on town centre street, court told
The News and Star / Posted 10 days ago
Last updated at 09:00, Saturday, 22 August 2015 A teenager was subjected to a “distressing and frightening” ordeal when he was kissed by a drunk man in a town centre. The boy, who was in his early teens, was approached by Antony Aiken in Workington... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian woman jailed for two years after knife attackPublished at 16:29, Friday, 21 August 2015 A WOMAN who stabbed a man with a ki
Cumbrian woman jailed for two years after knife attack
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
Published at 16:29, Friday, 21 August 2015 A WOMAN who stabbed a man with a kitchen knife has been jailed for two years. Vicky Rudd, 36, plunged a blade into the stomach of Peter Dunn, who was left fighting for his life following the incident at... Read more
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The News and Star
Man jailed after assaulting two police officersPublished at 14:44, Friday, 21 August 2015 A man who spat in the face of a pol
Man jailed after assaulting two police officers
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
Published at 14:44, Friday, 21 August 2015 A man who spat in the face of a police officer and kicked another in the leg has been jailed for 68 weeks. Alex Steventon, 35, committed the crimes on separate dates earlier this year, the latter as he was... Read more
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The News and Star
Cocaine user given 'drugs or me' ultimatum by partner, court toldLast updated at 12:30, Friday, 21 August 2015 A cocaine user whose life spiral
Cocaine user given 'drugs or me' ultimatum by partner, court told
The News and Star / Posted 11 days ago
Last updated at 12:30, Friday, 21 August 2015 A cocaine user whose life spiralled out of control was told his drugs use had also almost wrecked the lives of his family. Alexander Reid Smith, 34, lost his job as a labourer and began to run up debts... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian police officer sentenced for causing motorbiker's deathLast updated at 15:30, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A police officer has been sent
Cumbrian police officer sentenced for causing motorbiker's death
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
Last updated at 15:30, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A police officer has been sentenced after being convicted of causing the death of a motorcyclist while on duty. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, was performing a U-turn across the A590 between Barrow and... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Police officer found guilty of causing death of motorcyclist by careless drivingA POLICE officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist w
Police officer found guilty of causing death of motorcyclist by careless driving
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
A POLICE officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist while on duty. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, was performing a U-turn across the A590 between Barrow and Ulverston when her marked police van was in collision with Scott... Read more
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The News and Star
Would-be thief carried pool ball in glove as makeshift weapon - courtLast updated at 09:00, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A would-be thief was carrying
Would-be thief carried pool ball in glove as makeshift weapon - court
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
Last updated at 09:00, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A would-be thief was carrying a glove weighed down with a pool ball as a makeshift weapon when he was caught raiding a recycling centre. A court heard Stephen White, 33, had armed himself illegally as... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian police officer guilty of causing motorbiker's deathLast updated at 12:53, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A police officer has been foun
Cumbrian police officer guilty of causing motorbiker's death
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
Last updated at 12:53, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A police officer has been found guilty of causing the death of a motorcyclist while on duty. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, was performing a U-turn across the A590 between Barrow and Ulverston when her... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle couple deny being part of drugs supply conspiracyLast updated at 11:32, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A couple have gone on trial ac
Carlisle couple deny being part of drugs supply conspiracy
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
Last updated at 11:32, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A couple have gone on trial accused of being part of a plot to peddle heroin and cannabis. Carlisle Crown Court was told Gary Duncanson, 52, was at the head of a conspiracy in which he directed others... Read more
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The News and Star
Drugged-up driver with knife led police on high-speed chase through CarlisleLast updated at 10:39, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A motorist high on the illegal
Drugged-up driver with knife led police on high-speed chase through Carlisle
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
Last updated at 10:39, Thursday, 20 August 2015 A motorist high on the illegal drug ecstasy led police on a terrifying high-speed car chase through residential streets in Carlisle, reaching speeds of up to 90mph. When police finally caught up with... Read more
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The News and Star
Cleator man's glove and pool ball were offensive weapon, court toldPublished at 16:52, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 A man has admitted being in poss
Cleator man's glove and pool ball were offensive weapon, court told
The News and Star / Posted 13 days ago
Published at 16:52, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 A man has admitted being in possession of an illegal makeshift weapon when stopped by police in Workington. Stephen White, 33, was left facing three charges after a late night incident at the town's... Read more
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The News and Star
Jury considers verdict in fatal crash police officer casePublished at 17:26, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 The jury has retired to consider
Jury considers verdict in fatal crash police officer case
The News and Star / Posted 13 days ago
Published at 17:26, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a police officer involved in a fatal road crash. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, was making a U-turn on the A590 between Barrow and Ulverston when... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle women spared prison for vicious attackPublished at 15:19, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 Two women who launched a vicious
Carlisle women spared prison for vicious attack
The News and Star / Posted 13 days ago
Published at 15:19, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 Two women who launched a vicious attack in Carlisle city centre have been spared immediate jail terms. Sheryl Oliver suffered a cracked rib and bruising when she was assaulted by Kimberley Watson, 20,... Read more
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The News and Star
Trio of Carlisle women in court after attackPublished at 15:19, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 TWO women who launched a vicious
Trio of Carlisle women in court after attack
The News and Star / Posted 13 days ago
Published at 15:19, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 TWO women who launched a vicious attack in Carlisle city centre have been spared immediate jail terms. Sheryl Oliver suffered a cracked rib and bruising when she was assaulted by Kimberley Watson, 20,... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian mum on child neglect chargeLast updated at 11:59, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 A mother from west Cumbria ha
Cumbrian mum on child neglect charge
The News and Star / Posted 13 days ago
Last updated at 11:59, Wednesday, 19 August 2015 A mother from west Cumbria has appeared before a district judge in Carlisle to face an allegation of child neglect over a two-year period. Prosecutors allege that the woman, who is in her forties and... Read more
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The News and Star
Death crash police officer's u-turn 'not safe', Carlisle court toldLast updated at 16:16, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A police officer's U-turn on th
Death crash police officer's u-turn 'not safe', Carlisle court told
The News and Star / Posted 14 days ago
Last updated at 16:16, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A police officer's U-turn on the A590 road before a fatal crash was allegedly "unsafe", a court has heard. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court having denied causing the... Read more
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The News and Star
Man jailed after breaking vow to give up cannabisLast updated at 11:45, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A cannabis user has been sent t
Man jailed after breaking vow to give up cannabis
The News and Star / Posted 14 days ago
Last updated at 11:45, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A cannabis user has been sent to prison after breaking promises to give up the drug. Shaun Lancaster, 26, was given a suspended eight-month prison term in 2013 for the possession of cannabis with... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle man hurled racist abuse at city takeaway staffPublished at 10:43, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A man made racist comments during
Carlisle man hurled racist abuse at city takeaway staff
The News and Star / Posted 14 days ago
Published at 10:43, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A man made racist comments during a drunken late night outburst in a Carlisle city centre takeaway, a court heard. John Percival, 28, made repeated racial references after the proprietors of the Turkish... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle man hurled racist abuse at city takeway staffLast updated at 10:48, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A man made racist comments duri
Carlisle man hurled racist abuse at city takeway staff
The News and Star / Posted 14 days ago
Last updated at 10:48, Tuesday, 18 August 2015 A man made racist comments during a drunken late night outburst in a Carlisle city centre takeaway, a court heard. John Percival, 28, made repeated racial references after the proprietors of the... Read more
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The News and Star
Police van's u-turn on main road led to death of motorbiker, Carlisle court toldPublished at 16:21, Monday, 17 August 2015 A motorcyclist died after his bike
Police van's u-turn on main road led to death of motorbiker, Carlisle court told
The News and Star / Posted 15 days ago
Published at 16:21, Monday, 17 August 2015 A motorcyclist died after his bike collided with a police van performing a U-turn on a main road, a court has heard. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court after denying a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Furness policewoman on trial for causing death by careless drivingAN avid motorcyclist died after his bike was in collision with a police van per
Furness policewoman on trial for causing death by careless driving
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
AN avid motorcyclist died after his bike was in collision with a police van performing a U-turn on the A590 between Barrow and Ulverston, a court has heard. PC Patsy Blakeborough, 41, has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court after denying a charge... Read more
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The News and Star
One-man crimewave jailed for three years by Carlisle courtPublished at 10:10, Monday, 17 August 2015 A teenager labelled a “one-man crim
One-man crimewave jailed for three years by Carlisle court
The News and Star / Posted 15 days ago
Published at 10:10, Monday, 17 August 2015 A teenager labelled a “one-man crimewave” who burgled a house and then took a car and crashed it has been locked up for three years. Kai Bowman, 18, entered the home in Carlisle before taking a haul of... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Man who set fire to house with wife and children inside jailed for five yearsA CUMBRIAN man who set fire to a bed while his wife and three young children we
Man who set fire to house with wife and children inside jailed for five years
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
A CUMBRIAN man who set fire to a bed while his wife and three young children were inside the house has been jailed. Thomas Galloway, aged 22, has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting arson with intent to endanger life. Police were... Read more
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The News and Star
Cumbrian woman's £33,000 benefit fraudPublished at 14:36, Friday, 14 August 2015 A woman who committed a £33,000 ben
Cumbrian woman's £33,000 benefit fraud
The News and Star / Posted 18 days ago
Published at 14:36, Friday, 14 August 2015 A woman who committed a £33,000 benefit fraud has been spared an immediate prison sentence. Joan Watson, 57, initially lodged legitimate claims for income support, housing benefit and council... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Treatment order for child sex man, 22A MAN responsible for a series of sex crimes against children has been sentence
Treatment order for child sex man, 22
Whitehaven News / Posted 18 days ago
A MAN responsible for a series of sex crimes against children has been sentenced by a judge. Shaun Sewell’s offences were carried out on four different victims over three-and-a-half years in Copeland between 2011 and 2014. When police caught up with... Read more
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The News and Star
Carlisle man in court charged with rapeLast updated at 11:34, Friday, 14 August 2015 A man has appeared in court char
Carlisle man in court charged with rape
The News and Star / Posted 18 days ago
Last updated at 11:34, Friday, 14 August 2015 A man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in a park. Jonathan Corry, 23, is accused of carrying out the attack near the Chinese Gardens at Rickerby Park in Carlisle city centre. He made a... Read more
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The News and Star
Treatment order for child sex man, 22Last updated at 09:00, Thursday, 13 August 2015 A man responsible for a series
Treatment order for child sex man, 22
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
Last updated at 09:00, Thursday, 13 August 2015 A man responsible for a series of sex crimes against children has been sentenced by a judge. Shaun Sewell’s offences were carried out on four different victims over three-and-a-half years in Copeland... Read more
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The News and Star
Drug addict burgled Cumbrian home as family sleptPublished at 13:30, Thursday, 13 August 2015 A burglar who struck while a fami
Drug addict burgled Cumbrian home as family slept
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
Published at 13:30, Thursday, 13 August 2015 A burglar who struck while a family were asleep in their Carlisle home has been sent to prison. Drug addict Andrew Devonport, 23, stole computer equipment and a wallet containing cash during the late... Read more
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The News and Star
Car handbrake prank led to row with another driverLast updated at 10:37, Thursday, 13 August 2015 A passenger who pulled the han
Car handbrake prank led to row with another driver
The News and Star / Posted 19 days ago
Last updated at 10:37, Thursday, 13 August 2015 A passenger who pulled the hand brake in a car got involved in a row with the driver of another car, a court heard. The incident in Carlisle sparked an altercation which saw passenger Nathan Bell... Read more
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The News and Star
Whitehaven man must go on sex offenders' registerLast updated at 15:27, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 A man responsible for a serie
Whitehaven man must go on sex offenders' register
The News and Star / Posted 20 days ago
Last updated at 15:27, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 A man responsible for a series of sex crimes against children has been sentenced by a judge. Shaun Sewell's offences were carried out on four different victims over three-and-a-half years in Copeland... Read more
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The News and Star
Driver led police on high-speed chase through CarlisleLast updated at 10:41, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 A motorist led police on a hi
Driver led police on high-speed chase through Carlisle
The News and Star / Posted 20 days ago
Last updated at 10:41, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 A motorist led police on a high-speed chase through Carlisle, overtaking cars in the middle of the road, a court has heard. George Faulder drove dangerously through Currock, Upperby and Harraby on... Read more
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The News and Star
Women in court after Botchergate street attackPublished at 15:24, Tuesday, 11 August 2015 The victim of a violent street att
Women in court after Botchergate street attack
The News and Star / Posted 21 days ago
Published at 15:24, Tuesday, 11 August 2015 The victim of a violent street attack outside a Carlisle nightclub was left with multiple injuries after she was set upon by women, a court heard. Sheryl Oliver suffered fractured ribs, bruising, grazing... Read more
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The News and Star
Man denies imprisoning and assaulting womanLast updated at 09:14, Tuesday, 11 August 2015 A teenager has denied falsely i
Man denies imprisoning and assaulting woman
The News and Star / Posted 21 days ago
Last updated at 09:14, Tuesday, 11 August 2015 A teenager has denied falsely imprisoning a woman. Bradley John Marsh, 19, faces a total of five charges, including assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning the female on two separate dates – November 1... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Teen denies false imprisonmentA TEENAGER has denied falsely imprisoning a woman. Bradley John Marsh, 19, fac
Teen denies false imprisonment
Whitehaven News / Posted 21 days ago
A TEENAGER has denied falsely imprisoning a woman. Bradley John Marsh, 19, faces a total of five charges, including assaulting and unlawfully imprisoning the female on two separate dates – November 1 last year and January 18. He is also accused of... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Kendal man spared jail for attack on his girlfriendA MAN who carried out a sustained and vicious attack on his girlfriend has been
Kendal man spared jail for attack on his girlfriend
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
A MAN who carried out a sustained and vicious attack on his girlfriend has been spared an immediate jail term. Lee Medcalf, 29, was said to have spat at Charlene Lawless and bitten her nose during a repeated assault on July 7. Miss Lawless suffered... Read more
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