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Crosby Garrett helmet on display at Royal Academy

A Roman parade cavalry helmet, which was found in a field in Cumbria, is going on public display for the first time.

The helmet was discovered by a metal detector enthusiast in May 2010, and was named the Crosby Garret helmet after the village close to where it was found.

Tullie House Museum tried to buy it at auction but were outbid and it eventually sold for £2.3 million to an anonymous bidder.

It will be shown to the public at the Royal Academy in London from Saturday 15th September alongside other bronze works spanning 5,000 years. It was shown to the media for the first time at a press conference on Tuesday morning.

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Crosby Garrett helmet on display in London

The Crosby Garrett Helmet on display at the Royal Academy in London Credit: ITV Border

A Roman parade cavalry helmet, which was found in a field in Cumbria, is going on public display for the first time.

The helmet was discovered by a metal detector enthusiast in May 2010, and was named the Crosby Garret helmet after the village close to where it was found.

Tullie House Museum tried to buy it at auction but were outbid and it eventually sold for £2.3 million to an anonymous bidder.

It will be shown to the public at the Royal Academy in London from Saturday 15th September alongside other bronze works spanning 5,000 years. It was shown to the media for the first time at a press conference on Tuesday morning.

Appeal for flag bearers at Olympic torch parade

People from different ethnic backgrounds or who were born outside the UK are being asked to wave the flag of their country of origin along the Olympic torch parade in Carlisle. A group called Multicultural Carlisle want to show how diverse the city is.

The group say around 30 different countries will be represented along the route when the relay comes to the city on June 20th and 21st. Among them are people from Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt and France.

Anyone interested in taking part is being asked to email info@culturebazaar.org with their details by the 10th June.

Child grooming warning

Police have thwarted a suspected grooming crime after a 13-year-old girl from the Scottish Borders arranged to meet a man in London after chatting to him online.Police intercepted the girl at Kings cross station after a joint intelligence led operation with Lotian and Borders police and the Met.

No arrests have yet been made regarding the incident which happened on Friday, May 4, but police are working on the theory the man had been grooming the girl for sex.

The case has resulted in reminder warnings to parents over the dangers of the Internet.

MSP John Lamont said:

"While the Internet is a fantastic resource that everyone should have access to, it can also pose a danger to our children, especially in incidents of adults attempting to groom them.

In this instance had it not been for police intervention it might have been too late and this is a stark warning that we must always strive to do more to protect our young people.It should be made clear in schools that under no circumstances should children become involved with strangers over the Internet or arrange to meet up with them."

– John Lamont MSP

Scottish Borders Council said they were aware of the incident and added that they regularly emphasised to primary and secondary schoolchildren the importance of staying safe on-line.Yvonne McCracken, head of schools services, said:

"They also provide various opportunities for parents to learn how to support their children to use the Internet safely.We have a comprehensive Internet safety policy which applies to all staff, parents and pupils during school time.Of course, the Internet offers a wide range of educational benefits both within school time and at home but we cannot over-emphasise the importance of being cautious online, especially when communicating with people you don't know."

– Yvonne McCracken

"We are investigating after a 13-year-old girl from the Scottish Borders was stopped by officers travelling to England where she was due to meet an individual whom she had been contacting online. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances surrounding this matter. Our communities are reminded never to give out personal information over the Internet and to take the utmost care when corresponding with people they do not know personally.

– Lothian and Borders Police