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Three men arrested following spate of farm burglaries in Cumbria

A number of farm burglaries were carried out across Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria police have arrested three men in connection to a spate of farm burglaries in west Cumbria.

Two men aged 26 and 27 were arrested on suspicion of burglary, while a third man, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

All the arrests were made today, 25 July. All three men currently remain in police custody.

Burglars steal over £8,000 in cash and jewellery from South Cumbria house

Over £7,000 worth of jewellery, including wedding rings, were stolen from the property Credit: PA

Burglars stole over £1,000 in cash and over £7,000 in jewellery from a house in South Cumbria.

The property on Swarthdale Avenue in Ulverston was broken into between 12pm on Friday 14 July and 11am, Monday 17 July.

  • A gold watch
  • A sovereign and half sovereign ring
  • Two wedding rings
  • A gold sovereign on a chain
  • A cameo ring
  • A diamond solitaire engagement ring
  • A gold chain and locket
  • A gate bracelet
  • A link chain and bracelet
  • A three tone gold bracelet
  • A lotus pearl necklace.

Anyone offered any of these items in a sale, or anyone with more information, is urged to contact PC 1444 Conway by calling 101 or emailing Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Charity boxes stolen in Carlisle bar burglary

La Baguette Bar, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Police are appealing for information after a bar in Carlisle was stolen on Tuesday, 20 June.

The burglar took two charity boxes that contained money from the La Baguette Bar in Green Market, at approximately 4:50am.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, aged between 30-40 years and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with information can contact PC2255 Yates on 101, or email Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Burglars steal over £5,000 of goods in two Alston raids

Anyone with CCTV footage is urged to get in touch with police Credit: PA

A power tool, cigarettes, alcohol and cash were stolen during two connected burglaries in Alston.

They are believed to have taken place on Monday, 5 June between 2am and 2.30am.

The first theft was of a power tool from Moredun Garage on Station road. The offenders had forced their way in through a window.

The second burglary happened at the Spar shop at the Townfoot Garage.

Altogether, they are thought to have stolen property and cash worth more than £5,000.

Investigating police officers say a white Ford van with the registration number NJ55 GCZ was seen around the time of the burglaries but has now been abandoned.

Witnesses or anyone with more information or possible CCTV footage is urged to contact DC 2117 James Aiston of Carlisle CID on 101.


Burglary in Stranraer

Police are investigating after a house was broken into in Stranraer.

The householder reported that some money had been stolen during the burglary sometime during the day on Friday, 29 January.

The owner of the house on Lochview Road noticed that a window in the conservatory at the back of the property had been smashed when he returned home.

“This has been a very distressing experience for the homeowner who has not only had a sum of money stolen, but has also been left with damage to his property. I would appeal to anyone who was in Lochview Road or the surrounding area on Friday and saw anything suspicious to contact officers on 101.”

– Sergeant Gary Ferguson, Police Scotland

Police appeal following Carlisle break-in

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two men broke into a house in Carlisle this morning.

Shortly before 7am the intruders were disturbed by the householder in Denton Street and made off without taking anything.

The occupant, a woman in her forties, was uninjured but left distressed by the incident.

One of the men was in a blue hooded top and the other wore a black hoodie. They were both described as white and of slim build.

“This incident occurred in daylight hours in a residential area, so we’re hoping that some of the local residents may have witnessed suspicious activity that could help us with our investigation. I would urge anyone who has any information to get in touch, so that we can trace those responsible.”

– DS David Howard, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information should call Cumbria Police and ask for North CID, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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