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29 October 2019 18:33

An assault inside the toilets of a Whitehaven pub has sparked a police appeal.

"Considerable damage" was caused to a house after a firework flew into the roof. Officers are investigating after reports that it may have been fired deliberately at the home on Brookside in the Raffles area of Carlisle, at some point between 12am and 2.30am yesterday (October 28). Police say considerable damage was caused to the property. The force is appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious around this time or may have information to contact PC 2645 on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 36 of October 28.

A man who is in prison for a string of motoring offences has been handed more jail time after admitting fraud. William Ashton Shelby, 45, of Derwent Street, Workington, pleaded guilty to charges of fraud by false representation and theft by finding when he appeared via video link at West Cumbria Magistrates Court. Shelby, who is currently serving a prison sentence for driving while disqualified and vehicle theft, was given an additional 22 days in prison, to run concurrently with his current sentence. Amy Labram, prosecuting, said the victim had been at a funeral in Distington and had come back to his car to discover the window broken and his mobile phone and bank cards were missing. The bank cards were then used in McColls in Distington and in Morrisons.

The offences took place on June 18. Shelby is not accused of breaking into the vehicle. John Cooper, defending, said it was "an opportunistic find of a card". Shelby must also pay £85 costs, £50 compensation and a surcharge of £122 to fund victim services. An assault inside the toilets of a Whitehaven pub has sparked a police appeal.

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The incident happened inside the Anchor Vaults pub, on Market Place, around 10.15pm on Saturday, September 1. The victim was inside the pub's toilets when he was attacked by another male. Police are appealing for information to assist the investigation. Contact PC 2567 on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log 224 of the 1st September.