CUMBRIA POLICE has provided an update on an incident which saw traffic blocked for over half an hour on a busy Saturday morning in Bowness.

Initial reports were that a person had collapsed whilst crossing the uphill lane of Crag Brow with a dog just after 10.30am (November 4).

Local man Richard Glenister, along with many others, rushed to help as the person lay motionless across the uphill lane of Crag Brow - just a bit further up from the Albert pub.

An ambulance arrived within ten minutes of Richard making a 999 call, however the road was subsequently blocked for over half an hour.

This included a bus that couldn't pass through the narrow road because of legally parked vehicles.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said: "We were contacted at 10.47am reporting a woman in her 70s had fallen in the road and suffered a suspected arm injury.

"We gave assistance with traffic control whilst NWAS attended to the patient, who was taken to hospital."

The reports of the dog's whereabouts remains unconfirmed.