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Fraud warning after suspicious letter

Aresident has recently received a letter from the DWP stating that their winter fuel allowance had been returned unpaid, police said. The letter then requested full bank details so that the matter could be resolved. Fortunately this person was suspicious and contacted DWP direct who have indicated the letter was not genuine. If you receive any similar letters, please ignore and disregard.

New appointment for Cumbria Police

A new Deputy Chief Constable has been chosen for Cumbria. Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Graham will take up his appointment on January 1, 2014. Temporary Chief Constable Bernard Lawson said: “I am delighted that Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Graham has been appointed.”