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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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News round-up

Five cars crash at roundabout

FIVE cars collided on the A595 near Egremont.

The crash, which involved a Mazda, a VW Transporter Shuttle, two VW Golfs and a Skoda Fabia, happened just after 1pm on Sunday at the Black Beck roundabout.

A passenger in one of the Golf cars was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven for treatment.

Two other people suffered slight injuries but did not need hospital treatment.

Driver failed to stop after crash

POLICE officers in Whitehaven are investigating a fail-to-stop car crash in the town centre.

A Volkswagen Bora was struck by an unknown vehicle while parked on Marlborough Street, facing in the direction of Strand Street, between 8.30am and 12.30pm on April 11.

Damage was caused to the Bora’s front wing and the offending vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

Police attend town dispute

POLICE officers attended a disturbance in Whitehaven town centre on Thursday last week.

The incident happened just after 5pm on Duke Street and involved a dispute between two local men, one in his 50s and the other in his 40s.

No arrests were made although both attended the police station on a voluntary basis to assist officers with their ongoing enquiries.

Man, 38, found drunk in street

A WHITEHAVEN man has been fined £50 for being drunk in a public place.

The case against Tony Bennett, 38, of Coniston Road, was proved in his absence at West Cumbria Courthouse last week.

Magistrates heard that Bennett was found drunk in Pow Street, Workington.

He has been ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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