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Carlisle auction mart makes Alpaca history

Alpacas Credit: ITV News Border

Carlisle has hosted the largest auction of organic Alpacas in the country.

58 of a Northumbrian herd of 82 have been sold, many of them pregnant.

The Peruvian animals have become increasingly popular, with around 30,000 of them in the UK now.

They were sold by Judith Russell, a farmer in Fourstones, near Hexham in Northumberland.

Alpacas waiting to be auctioned Credit: ITV News Border

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Police name woman in fatal crash

Northumbria Police have named a 37-year-old woman who died after a crash on the A69 yesterday, April 20.

Ann Marie Carruthers was from Workington in Cumbria. Her silver Peugeot car was found overturned half a mile west of the A69 at Haydon Bridge yesterday morning.

Officers are asking anyone driving in this area between 11pm on Friday, April 19 and 5.50am on yesterday, to get in touch.

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