Cumbria Crack

Man critical after Whitehaven attack

Lowther Street

[P]OLICE are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Lowther Street in Whitehaven last night which has left the victim with life-threatening injuries.

The incident occurred at around midnight (13 Aug into 14 Aug) opposite the Whittington Cat pub.

The victim, a 37-year-old man from the Whitehaven area, suffered a serious head injury after being punched to the face and falling to the ground.

Officers attended the scene and arrested a 34-year-old man from the Cleator Moor area on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody this morning.

The injured man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary but has since been transferred to the RVI at Newcastle where he is in a critical but stable condition.

Detective Inspector Matt Scott said: “The injuries suffered in this assault are extremely serious. It is important that anyone who witnessed what happened and has yet to come forward does so immediately.

“We are also particularly keen to hear from anyone who drives a vehicle with a dash-cam and who was in the area at the time. The footage they have could be extremely important to our investigation.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact police referencing incident number 2 of 14 August 2018.

Email: [email protected]

Call non-emergency number: 101

Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Always call in an emergency 999

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