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Police investigate several burglaries of South Lakes businesses

A number of businesses were broken into around the South Lakes Credit: PA

Police are investigating a spate of burglaries that have happened across the South Lakes area.

Several business premises were broken into, where money from safes and tills were stolen. They include:

  • A caravan park in Meathop and Crooklands.
  • Two caravan parks in Endmoor.
  • A motor vehicle garage in Crooklands.
  • Three business premises in Sedwick, Flookborough and Cartmel.

Cumbria Police are urging business owners to remain vigilant and to keep doors and windows locked, as well as to not leave any valuables at the property overnight.

Police also encourage business owners to ensure they install CCTV cameras and extra security measures to help prevent or detect such crimes.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or by emailing and ask to speak to DC Ian Garratt. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Cumbria shootings memorial tree damaged

The tree was dedicated to Isaac Dixon. Credit: ITV Border

A tree that was planted in memory of one of the victims of the West Cumbria shootings has been damaged.

The damage was caused at around 10pm, 20 July, when an offender, who was part of a group of young people, snapped the tree in half at Wyndham Place, Egremont.

The tree was dedicated to Isaac Dixon. Copeland Council say they will replace the tree in the autumn time.

The damage was caused at around 10pm, 20 July Credit: Cumbria Police

Any act of vandalism is unacceptable, but when you consider the reason why this tree was planted, it makes this episode absolutely despicable and shows a complete lack of respect.

I knew Isaac well – he was a popular figure in the Egremont area - and my thoughts are with his friends and family who were brought some solace in light of his tragic death by the planting of this tree in his memory."

– Mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie

Anyone with information should email or 101, quoting log reference 262 of 20 July.


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

Police trace suspects after woman is attacked in Carlisle

Police are keen to trace the women captured in this CCTV photo Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have released a CCTV photograph of two women they are looking to speak to after another woman was attacked on a street in Carlisle.

The woman was kicked and punched, getting cuts and bruises, on Citadel Row.

The assault happened around 1.45am on Friday 19 May.

The first woman is described as white, around 5 feet 4 inches tall, of large build with long blonde hair. She was wearing a short pink dress with white shoes, carrying a clutch bag.

The second woman is described as white, around 5 feet 1 inch tall, of slim build with long, dark brown hair. She was wearing a darker pink mid-length dress with a silver bangle and silver sparkly shoes.

Anyone who recognises either of those in the CCTV photo is urged to contact the police on 101, asking for PC2437 Stubbs and quoting incident number NC1702732. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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