Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Police seal off part of Cumbrian town

Armed officers were called to an incident that forced part of a Cumbrian town to be sealed off this morning.

People were urged to avoid the Meadow View area of Whitehaven after police received reports of "a man acting in a threatening way" towards workmen near his house.

Initial unconfirmed reports said the man may have had a gun.

As a precautionary measure, officers cordoned off the area around Meadow View, including the Kells Road area.

A 52-year-old man was arrested and later released on bail until October 25. A firearm - an air rifle - was recovered.

Officers, who were called at 7.45am, thanked residents for their co-operation.


News & Star What's On search


Does St George's Day make you proud to be English?

Yes. It's a national day to celebrate all things English

No. All this nationalism turns me off - and he wasn't English

It's Shakespeare's birthday. That's something to be proud of

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for: