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Cumbria Police hunt booze thief

Do you know this man? Credit: Cumbria Police
Believed to have stolen alcohol from an off license Credit: Cumbria Police

Police in Carlisle are seeking help from the public to catch a man who stole alcohol from an off license.

They want to speak to the man caught on CCTV cameras who they believe stole a bottle of vodka and a packet of cigarettes from the Greens Off License on Botchergate, Carlisle last year.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 17th December 2013 between 10.20pm and 10.30pm.

The man entered the shop and went to till to pay for the items. Whilst the items were placed in a carrier bag the he distracted the employee and reached over and took the carrier bag and left the shop without paying.

Anyone with information into this incident or recognises the person on the CCTV footage is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Sam Johnson

Carlisle development a step closer

Proposed apartments and retail at Botchergate Credit: ITV News Border

A building company says it's moving ahead with its surveys on a long-awaited development that could transform part of Carlisle.

Area to be transformed at Botchergate Credit: ITV News Border

Persimmon's proposed apartments and retail outlets in Botchergate have been in the pipeline for years, but the project stalled because of what it described as 'market conditions'.

It will now begin to survey the land, with an aim to transforming the derelict buildings.

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Carlisle gun incident: Two bailed

Two people arrested after a gun was reportedly sighted in a Carlise bar have been released on bail.

The pair from Middlesbrough were arrested alongside two others from the North East and two from Carlisle.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to come forward. The incident happened at 4:15am on Saturday, November 24, at Time Bar on Botchergate.

Botchergate reopened after crane accident

A major street in Carlisle was closed for a number of hours after a crane collided with a building causing damage and fears of falling masonry.

Diversions were put in place and the fire brigade were called to assess the damage. Botchergate and its neighbouring footpaths were closed until the site was deemed safe.

The fire brigade assess damage Credit: John Everingham
The fire brigade assess the damage Credit: John Everingham

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