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8:59am Monday 13th October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a log burner fire inside a flat in Arnside on Sunday afternoon.

Police appeal for information after road rage incident on A590 near Meathop

1:01pm Thursday 22nd August 2013

POLICE are appealing for information following a road rage incident near Meathop.

Cumbrian supermarkets on high alert after shoplifters snatch hundreds of pounds of alcohol

12:25pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

Cumbria Police have issued a countywide warning to local supermarkets after a spate of thefts.

Court issues warrant for arrest of Ambleside drugs offender

3:24pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of an Ambleside man six months after he was given a suspended prison sentence for supplying his landlord with illegal drugs.

Escaped prisoner from Accrington back behind bars after 15 hours on roof of house and weekend at large

1:41pm Monday 19th August 2013

A MAN accused of giving custody officers the slip at the weekend has today been re-arrested.

Police release CCTV images in connection with Milnthorpe shoplifting incident

The Westmorland Gazette: Police release CCTV in connection with Milnthorpe shoplifting incident

10:08am Friday 16th August 2013

POLICE in Kendal have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a shoplifting incident.

Gems stolen in jewellery raid on house - have you been approached by sellers?

2:56pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

ANTIQUE jewellery has been stolen from an Eden house in a burglary, police said.

Time to talk crime: Countywide Cumbria Police survey wants residents' views

The Westmorland Gazette: Crime Commissoner's expenses saga: Cumbria PCC Richard Rhodes to speak at press conference

3:37pm Tuesday 13th August 2013

PEOPLE can tell Cumbria Police what matters to them in a major countywide consultation.

Grieving family suffer second raid on property as police make special public appeal for info

11:48am Monday 12th August 2013

POLICE have today made a special appeal for information after a Carnforth family were targeted for the second time by thieves.

Rogue salesman jailed for aggressively targeting South Lakes and Furness pensioners

4:35pm Monday 12th August 2013

A ROGUE salesman who targeted elderly people on their own doorsteps by aggressively pressuring them into agreeing to have work done has been jailed.

Good causes benefit as Cumbria's Crime Commissioner hands out cash seized from criminals

4:19pm Monday 12th August 2013

MORE than £2,500 seized from criminals has now been handed back out to good causes in the county.

Pair of young men followed and attacked in Kendal town centre

10:10am Monday 12th August 2013

A PAIR of young men have been attacked in Kendal town centre.

Police appeal for information after metal theft in Brigsteer

9:58am Monday 12th August 2013

POLICE are appealing for information after a tractor was stripped of its metal in Brigsteer.

Police appeal for information after fail-to-stop collision in Beetham

9:50am Monday 12th August 2013

POLICE are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run in Beetham.

Warning from county council over potential sales scam operating in Kendal

10:20am Friday 9th August 2013

A SCAM operating in Kendal has prompted a warning from Cumbria County Council.

Farm equipment stolen near Dent

5:25pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

PROPERTY worth £900 was stolen during a burglary at farm in Cowgill, Dent.

Action demanded on Kendal's 'racetrack' death road

8:20am Friday 26th July 2013

PRESSURE is being ramped up to get something done about motorists using a two-lane road out of Kendal as a ‘racetrack’.

Cumbria crackdown on metal theft continues

4:18pm Thursday 25th July 2013

A COUNTY wide crackdown on metal thefts continues to be carried out by Cumbria Police.

Drug warning issued ahead of Cumbrian music festival

2:52pm Thursday 25th July 2013

CUMBRIA police have issued a stern warning to Kendal Calling Festival-goers heading to this weekend's event, saying drugs will not be tolerated.

Thieves foiled in attempt to steal whiskey worth £120,000 from Cumbrian truckstop

12:57pm Thursday 25th July 2013

 A POLICE investigation is underway following a failed attempt to steal whiskey from a lorry at a Truckstop on Mardale Road, Penrith.

Ulverston police station will not close if it means response times are affected, Police and Crime Commissioner pledges

10:33pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

CUMBRIA'S Police and Crime Commissioner has guaranteed he will not sanction the closure of Ulverston police station if it means response times would be affected.

Kitchenware company Lakeland assures customers after website suffers cyber attack

4:31pm Wednesday 24th July 2013

AN investigation has begun after hackers launched a ‘sophisticated and sustained cyber attack’ on a leading Lake District company’s website.

Motorbike rider, 65, hurt in suspected 'road rage' incident at Newby Bridge

11:20am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

A MOTORBIKE rider was knocked to the ground in a suspected ‘road rage’ incident on a major South Cumbrian road, police say.

Bowness drug user ordered to do unpaid community work because discipline will do him good

10:26am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

A DRUG user from Bowness has been ordered by a court to do unpaid community work – because the discipline will do him good.

Police investigate Grasmere burglary

9:01am Tuesday 16th July 2013

POLICE are appealing for information after a wallet was stolen during a burglary in Grasmere.

Recommendations listed in report into alleged misconduct by Cumbria's top cop Stuart Hyde

3:38pm Monday 15th July 2013

MORE than 30 recommendations have been made following an investigation into allegations of serious misconduct by Cumbria’s top cop, it has emerged.

Nine trophies stolen from Silverdale Golf Club

5:22pm Monday 15th July 2013

NINE trophies worth nearly £1,000 were stolen during a burglary at Silverdale Golf Club in North Lancashire.

Warning after rear windscreen smashed and handbag stolen near Kendal beautyspot

12:18pm Monday 15th July 2013

A HANDBAG was stolen by a thief who smashed the rear windscreen of a vehicle in the car park of Scout Scar.

Knife-carrying thief slashes tourist's caravan awning at 3am leading to police warning for vigilance

10:23am Sunday 14th July 2013

TOURISTS caravanning in the area are being warned to make sure their property is safe after a 3am attempt by thieves to steal bikes.

Roger, over and out: South Cumbria top cop leaves for ACC role with neighbouring force

The Westmorland Gazette: Chief Superintendent Paul Kennedy

10:08am Saturday 13th July 2013

ONE of South Cumbria’s most senior policemen is leaving after winning a top job with a neighbouring force.

Police seek two dog walkers after common assault on village footpath

9:29am Saturday 13th July 2013

CUMBRIA Police have asked for help after an alleged common assault on a footpath near Staveley.

16-year-old boy arrested after alleged sexual offence on Walney Island

11:52am Friday 12th July 2013

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested after a 17-year-old female said she was the victim of a sexual offence in Furness.

100 days to save hundreds of lives? Campaign to get vital medical equipment into public places Cumbria-wide

The Westmorland Gazette: The buy this photo link (Coun Alan Barry (left) with Coun John Murphy (centre) and Barrow Fire station watch manager Mark Ducie who demonstrated how to use a defib at today's launch) is invalid.

12:07pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

AN important campaign has being launched today to put vital life-saving equipment into 100 public places across Cumbria with a deadline of 100 days to do so.

Brough man sentenced to six years for killing mother-of-five while driving drunk

5:30pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

Brough man Trevor Dent was sentenced to six years today for killing a mother-of-five while driving drunk.

Gargoyle goes missing at Windermere

3:13pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

A FOOT high grey gargoyle, worth £25, has been stolen from a garden in Oak Street, Windermere, some time last Wednesday or Thursday. It belongs to Jackie Sanderson, 58, whose husband bought it six weeks ago. Cumbria Police are investigating.

Court jails driver following Appleby bus roadblock incident

8:42am Tuesday 9th July 2013

A DRIVER has been sent to prison after crashing into a school bus which police were using as roadblock to stop him as he sped through the crowded streets of Appleby during the town’s horse fair.

Women 'four times more likely' to be jailed in Cumbria

3:48pm Monday 8th July 2013

A CHARITY has urged magistrates in Cumbria to stop sending women to prison after figures showed courts in the county were nearly four times as likely to jail female criminals.

How do you educate your child about sex abuse? NSPCC creates new campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: The NSPCC Underwear Rule

11:03am Monday 8th July 2013

THE NSPCC is today launching an ‘Underwear Rule’ campaign to make it easier for the issue of sexual abuse to be discussed with young children.

Police hunt 'aggressive male' dressed all in black who chased young Carnforth dog walker

5:11pm Friday 5th July 2013

POLICE are hunting an 'aggressive male' who chased a young dog walker down a canal path near Carnforth.

Twenty arrested as police seize £45,000 worth of drugs and stolen goods in North Cumbria

3:20pm Friday 5th July 2013

TWENTY people have been arrested in a series of raids in North Cumbria.

Police hunt man over Lancashire assault

11:39am Friday 5th July 2013

POLICE are hunting a man with Cumbrian connections who they want to speak to in connection with an assault in Lancashire.

Sainsbury's reveals plan to open new store in Ambleside

2:21pm Thursday 4th July 2013

SAINSBURY’S has revealed multi-million pound plans for a supermarket in Ambleside as it bids to get a foothold in South Lakeland for the third time in as many years.

Police hunt Lake District booze thief

1:32pm Thursday 4th July 2013

POLICE are hunting a man who made off with three bottles of spirits from a Lake District restaurant.

Police continue investigation into information leak

4:52pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

POLICE have confirmed they are continuing their investigation into information being leaked to the media about the police and crime commissioner.

Police appeal for information after three scrap metal thefts in Dalton in one day

4:22pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

POLICE say they were called out to three scrap metal thefts in Dalton in just one day.

Three arrested on suspicion of murder after Barrow man dies following assault

10:17am Thursday 20th June 2013

POLICE have confirmed that a 28-year-old man from Barrow has died following an assault in the town.

Commercial premises in Grasmere targeted by thieves

12:00pm Sunday 16th June 2013

POLICE are appealing for information after two commercial premises in Grasmere were ransacked in the early hours of yesterday.

Police appeal for information following boat thefts in Windermere

10:53am Sunday 16th June 2013

Police are appealing for information following the theft of two boats at Windermere.

High value mountain bikes stolen from Kendal homes

The Westmorland Gazette: High-value mountain bikes stolen from Kendal homes

8:57am Friday 14th June 2013

A SPATE of high value mountain bike thefts have taken place in Kendal this week .

Police urge drivers to lock up after Land Rover theft

5:06pm Thursday 13th June 2013

POLICE have called on drivers to ensure they lock their cars after a Land Rover was stolen in Casterton.

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