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A6 reopens after fatal crash

Police in Cumbria have issued warnings to bikers after a fatal crash on the A6 in Cumbria.

A 57 year old motorcyclist died when he came off his bike near Shap this morning. The road was closed for several hours while investigation work took place but has reopened.

The man was travelling north with a group of other riders when the accident happened.

Police in Cumbria are having a week-long effort to improve motorbike safety.

Operation Focus will see officers on patrol checking motorists and bikers for poor driving and riding while out on the roads.

Sgt Paul Brown from Cumbria's Road Policing division today said that bikers should take extra care because of Cumbria's often winding and narrow roads.

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Motorcyclist dies on A6

Scene of the accident on the A6 near Shap Credit: ITV Border

A motorcyclist has died after a crash on the A6 in Cumbria

The 57 year old was out with a group of other riders when he came off his bike near Shap at around 9.30am on Bank Holiday Monday.

The road was closed in both directions affecting traffic between Kendal and Shap while specialist road collision officers investigated the incident but has since been reopened.

No other vehicle were involved in accident and witnesses are being sought.


More than 100 sheep stolen from Cumbrian farm

A major sheep rustling incident took place overnight. Credit: PA

More than 100 sheep have been stolen from a farm near Kendal.

The incident happened overnight from a field at Crook Road, in Staveley, and 41 sheep, 71 lambs and two tups were taken.

Farmer Rachel Batty says that's more than half of the flock that was in the field, and she's urging anyone with information to come forwards.

Cumbria Police are appealing for people with information about the major sheep rustling incident to contact them on 101.


Elderly couple's pension savings stolen

Police are app Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating after thousands of pounds was stolen from an elderly couple in Kendal.

At around 2pm on 19 July one of the occupants of a property on Kentmere Brow discovered a man upstairs after hearing a noise.

The intruder quickly left after being disturbed, but the couple then found around £4,500 worth of money had been taken.

The suspect has been described as a white man in his early 30s, around 5ft 8 inches tall, of medium build with fair hair.

He was wearing a light-coloured top and was holding a small paper medicine bag.

We are appealing for anyone who witnessed a man matching the description in the area of Kentmere Brow. This was in broad daylight and we hope that someone will have seen something that will help identify the man responsible.

The money stolen was savings from their pensions and they have been left understandably hurt and shaken by this incident. If anyone has any information please get in touch.

– Detective Constable Tom Pearman, of South Cumbria CID
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