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24 lambs stolen from field in Sedbergh

The lambs are Texel Mule cross and have ear tag numbers UK111871 Credit: PA

24 lambs have been stolen from a field in the Firbank area of Sedbergh. The lambs are Texel Mule cross and have ear tag numbers UK111871.

The lambs were taken between 11am on 16 August and 10am on 17 August 2017. Police investigation and ask anyone with information to call 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 referencing incident 66 of 17 August 2017.

RSPCA search for owners of starving dog found in Penrith

The RSPCA are willing to prosecute the person responsible for neglecting her Credit: RSPCA

RSPCA officers are trying to trace the owner of a dog that was near to death when she was found on a road in Penrith by a member of the public. One officer describes the five-year-old Staffordshire Boxer cross as one of the most shocking cases he's ever seen.

Ruby, as she's being called, is being nursed back to health but was just a week from death. The RSPCA say they are willing to prosecute the person responsible for neglecting her.

Ruby is being nursed back to health but was just a week from death Credit: ITV Border

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA on 03001234999.

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Dog shot in Carlisle 'lucky to be alive'

The Border terrier cross was targeted in the Sanderson Close area of the city Credit: ITV Border

Vets say a dog which was shot in Carlisle is lucky to be alive.

The Border Patterdale Terrier cross, named Sam, was targeted with an air rifle and suffered a punctured lung and internal bleeding.

The incident happened in the Sanderson Close area of the city between 7am and 7.30am yesterday, 9 August 2017.

Sam's owner, Emma Edgar, says the family have been left distraught and are asking anyone with information to contact the police:

Sam's vet, Charlotte Denston, says he's out of danger in the short term but it is too soon to know if there will be long-term complications.

He's been incredibly lucky because during the path the bullet has managed to miss his heart, quite a few major blood vessels and we think has succeeded in missing his food pipe so he's incredibly lucky to be alive.

– Charlotte Denston, Vet
The pellet is visible towards the left of the x-ray Credit: Coomara Vets

Anyone with any information should email 101@cumbria.police.uk or call 101.

The Dumfries Show draws thousands

The Dumfries Show, Scotland's biggest one day agricultural show, is taking place at Park Farm today.

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The event has been running for 55 years and attracts exhibitors from across the UK.

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Entertainment for this year will include James Dylan’s Stuntworld Motorcycle Stunt Show, vintage machinery, Daffy Dill and Douglas the Clown, Dumfries Pipe Band, Disfunctional, a dog scurry, the Young Farmers Tug O’ War and a display by the foxhounds.

This year the show is hosting the Scottish Limousin Club Grand Prix and Anglo-Irish Final

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Head of Cumbria Police dog unit to retire after 25 years

Sgt Yielder joined the dog section 25 years ago Credit: Cumbria Police

Sergeant Mark Yielder and his police dog, Uno, will be leaving Cumbria Police Department for the last time next week.

After joining Cumbria Police 30 years ago today, 19 July, Sgt Yielder worked in Barrow and Wigton before reaching his dream of becoming a dog handler.

Describing it as the ‘most special job in the world’, Sgt Yielder joined the dog section 25 years ago, becoming the Sergeant in 2007.

I’ve had the most amazing career at Cumbria Police and am so proud to have served with each and every handler and dog that I’ve worked with.”

– Sergeant Mark Yielder, Cumbria Police
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