Cumbria

Arrests over Carlisle attempted armed robbery

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out an attempted robbery in Carlisle.

Police said two men, who were armed with metal bars, targeted the Esso petrol station on London Road in Carlisle on Sunday morning.

They demanded cash, but the assistant refused to hand any over, and they left empty-handed.

Two men, aged 28 and 33, are being questioned in connection with the attempted raid.

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