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Recognise these men?: Cumbria Police appeal for factory burglars

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Police officers investigating a burglary at Linton Tweeds factory in Shaddongate, Carlisle have released images of two men connected to the offence.

Two suspects climbed over a six-foot-high fence, in the early hours of the 22nd of February this year, damaging a panel in a door in order to get in to the factory.

Theystole a navy Berghaus fleece body warmer, a grey Boss hoodie and a grey woolly hat with SR37 in blue writing.

CCTV image 2 Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Anyone who can assist with the investigation is urged to contact Cumbria Constabulary, quoting incident number 54 of 22 February 2017.


Police appeal for information after two burglaries of Carlisle building site

Cumbria Police are appealing for information Credit: PA

​Cumbria Police are investigating two burglaries that happened in Carlisle over the Easter weekend.

They occurred at the McKnights building sites in Aglionby and Wetheral between 4:30pm on 14th April and 8:00 am on 15th April 2017.

Heavy duty tools were used to get into the containers. Tools were stolen from the property.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact PC 2052 Whatman on 101, email or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cumbria sees hate crime increase

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Cumbria Police recorded 50 hate crimes between July and September 2016.

That's an increase of 14 per cent on the previous three months.

Police forces in England and Wales can class five types of racially or religiously aggravated offences as hate crimes.

The 14 per cent rise in Cumbria was well below the national increase of 27 per cent.


Police warn Wetheral residents of suspicious door-to-door services

People are encouraged to call the police if they receive a bogus call Credit: ITV Border

Police are warning residents in the Wetheral area to be careful of suspicious men going door-to-door offering painting services.

Police say the men have been doing so over the last couple of days.

People are encouraged to follow the following advice when confronted by bogus callers:

  • Never agree to have any work done by someone who is just passing by
  • Make sure your back door is locked if you are answering the front door to someone you don’t know
  • Watch out for anyone who says they’re in a hurry or it’s an emergency
  • Don’t let them pressure you. If in doubt, call a neighbour, a friend or the police
  • If you think a bogus caller has been to your home, call the police on 999 immediately

Police are asking residents of Wetheral as well as surrounding villages to call Detective Constable James Aiston on 101 quoting 'incident number 86 of 20 January 2017' or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Violent robber sent to prison for nearly five years

James Daniel Walker was sentenced to nearly five years in jail Credit: ITV Border

A violent man who robbed a 16-year-old boy in Kendal has been sent to prison for nearly five years.

James Daniel Walker, 24, held a pair of scissors to his victim's neck and nose during a night time incident on the November 19th last year.

He also struck the teenager with a rock and tried to force a stone into his mouth, before ordering the teen to withdraw £20 from a cashpoint.

Walker, of Oxenholme Road in Kendal, was sentenced for that and a raft of other violent crimes at Carlisle Crown Court today.

He had previously pleaded guilty to the attempted robbery of another teenager in Kendal on the September 27th.

He had also admitted a common assault, possession of two offensive weapons and illegal drugs, and also two counts of wounding which related to football violence.

On that occasion, the court heard, Walker used a hammer to strike and injure two Lancaster City supporters.

Walker received a total sentence of four years and eight months from Judge Peter Davies, saying Walker had been guilty of "repeated and continued acts of violence".

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