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"Despicable crime" ruins family Christmas

Cumbria Police say a family's Christmas has been ruined by burglars who stole a large quantity of wrapped presents.

A house of Ennerdale Road in Cleator Moor was broken into and gifts worth a total of £5,000 were stolen.

This included money in envelopes, as well as other presents.

The thefts were discovered on Christmas Eve afternoon.

The destruction left by the burglars was witnessed by the family's children.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police says the "despicable crime so close to Christmas has ruined Christmas for the family concerned".

They are urging anyone with information to contact them.

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