Police have had a busy ‘Festive’ weekend in Copeland, and across the West area as a whole. A spokesperson from Cumbria Police said:
"Friday night was the busiest with five arrested for drink related incidents (mainly being drunk and disorderly in Whitehaven town centre). We made use of a s34 dispersal authority to try to prevent incidents before they happened and several persons were removed from the town centre with instructions not to return. I am pleased to say that these orders were not breached and so will have gone some way to prevent further crime and disorder incidents being reported.
"We also made arrests throughout the weekend in relation to Domestic Violence, many of which were alcohol fuelled.
"A number of persons with mental health concerns were helped by the police, and our intervention prior to handover to healthcare services proved crucial in keeping them safe.
"There was a burglary at Millets on King Street, Whitehaven. Offenders have used a vehicle to smash through the front door before then making off with goods. Arrests have been made in relation to this incident. Police are still appealing to any witnesses to this incident.
"Numerous persons were reported missing over the weekend. Many have been found and officers are still conducting enquiries to trace those that remain outstanding.
"Finally, we have again found persons driving under the influence of alcohol. They have been arrested and hopefully will lose their driving licences in the near future."