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Lamb wearing plastic coat found in Dumfries

The stray lamb was found in Dumfries Credit: ITV Border

A stray lamb has been found by the Scottish SPCA and they are looking for the owner.

It was found wandering down Hardthorn Road in Dumfries on Friday, with purple paint its side, wearing a plastic coat.

Missing its mother: the lamb is struggling to suck from a bottle Credit: ITV Border

The lamb was found with the number 13 written with purple paint on its side and had a wee plastic coat on.

Unfortunately the lamb doesn't have an identification tag or a microchip so we're appealing to anyone who recognises it to get in touch.

It’s likely the lamb hasn’t travelled far but it’s struggling to suck the bottle so we’re desperate to find the mother.

– Sheena MacTaggart, Animal Rescue Officer

Missing Essex man 'could be in Windermere'

Paul Meakins Credit: Cumbria Police

Police believe a missing man from Essex could be in Windermere.

Paul Meakins, 54, was last seen in the Essex area on 29 March.

But his credit card has been used regularly in the Windermere area over the past few days, banking enquiries have shown.

It is believed that he is travelling in a black Vauxhall Astra, with the registration number FG51 UMF.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.


Fifteen-year-old girl missing in Cumbria

Macy Bentham Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old girl who is missing in the Workington area.

Macy Bentham was last seen at 11am today (28 March) at her home on Inner Ling Road, in Seaton.

She is described as white, 5'5", and of slim build with very-long dark brown hair.

She was last wearing a white cropped top, grey leggings, a blue padded jacket and black trainers.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen Macy to contact them on 101.

Renewed appeal to find missing teenager

David Ormerod. Credit: Police Scotland

Police have made a further appeal to find a 15-year-old boy who is missing in Dumfries and Galloway.

David Ormerod, from Closeburn near Thornhill, was last seen around midday on Sunday 12 March when he left his home to play rugby in Dumfries.

He is described as 5'10" and of slim build, with a North East accent, and he has links to Dumfries, Newcastle, Thornhill and Cumbernauld.

Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101.


Concerns grow for missing Sedbergh man

Cumbria Police say missing Sedbergh man could be near a train station Credit: ITV Border

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 65-year-old man missing from Sedbergh near Kendal.

David Richardson is described as white with receding black hair, carrying a backpack.

Police say he is most likely near a train station or train lines, due to his interest in trains.

He was last seen in Sedbergh on Friday 16 December around 5:30pm.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with the police on 101.

Growing concern for missing Hawick man

Robert Cantle Credit: ITV Border

Police are renewing their appeal for help in finding missing 45-year-old Robert Cantle from Hawick.

Mr Cantle was last seen on Sunday 24 July in Hawick.

Friends and family are seriously concerned about his welfare, as he's currently taking medication for Type 1 diabetes and they don't believe he has his medication with him.

He's described as white, five foot seven inches tall, of a stocky build with a shaven head, red beard and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a black zipped fleece, and a blue t-shirt, and was driving a Silver Fiat Punto.

Police are asking farmers to check their farmland and back roads.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

Inspector Robbie Noble from Police Scotland has more:

Concerns for missing Whitehaven man

Missing man Paul Radcliffe Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing in Whitehaven.

Paul Radcliffe, from Cambridge Road, was last seen leaving West Cumberland Hospital at 8pm on Friday, 15th July.

The 45-year-old is described as being white, approximately 5ft 7inches tall, with short dark brown hair, and of medium build.

Officers believe that he may be in the Hensingham area of the town.

"Police are concerned for Paul’s welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen him to call Cumbria Police on 101.

"Police also urge Paul if he sees this appeal to let police know he is safe and well."

– Cumbria Police spokesperson
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