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More floods expected across Cumbrian coast

Waves have been battering the west Cumbrian coast Credit: ITV News Border

A major clear-up is underway after strong winds and high tides flooded parts of Cumbria's west coast at the weekend, and the Environment Agency say the entire stretch from Gretna to St Bees is likely to flood again.

Motorists are being advised not to ignore road closures Credit: ITV News Border

People living along the Solway are also bracing themselves for more flooding as high tides are expected.

It follows two days of strong winds and high tides in the area.

The tide is expected to be extremely high today Credit: ITV News Border

Meanwhile the road between Silloth and Allonby is closed while engineers assess the damage after hundreds of tonnes of debris were washed ashore.

The coastal route there has been shut since Saturday afternoon.


Village floods as high tide and winds batter coastline

Kippford in Dumfries and Galloway flooded after high tide on Saturday. Credit: Anchor Hotel

The clear-up is underway again in Cumbria and Southern Scotland after more heavy rain battered the coastline.

A flood alert is still in place for Dumfries and Galloway as strong winds combined with a high tide look set to cause more disruption.

High tide in Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway. Credit: Anchor Hotel

The alert has been downgraded from a flood warning which was in place yesterday.

The streets of Kippford, on the Solway Coast, were deserted as a tidal surge combined with high winds flooded the village.

Flood water comes up to the door of the Anchor Hotel, Kippford. Credit: Anchor Hotel
Streets in Kippford were deserted at high tide yesterday. Credit: Anchor Hotel

Milk thefts in Allerdale

Police are investigating a spate of milk thefts in Allerdale.

Officers say thieves have been targeting homes in Silloth and Wigton over the last five months.

One suspect was seen jumping from a car to garb a bottle on a doorstep before running back to the car and driving off.

One of those said to be responsible for the thefts is said to be aged between 16 or 17 and of a slim build. He was seen in a grey hooded jacket.

Police ask that anyone with any information should call them on 101.


Appeal following burglary at Silloth Golf Club

Police are appealing for information after a burglary in which gardening equipment was stolen from Silloth Golf Club on the morning of Sunday 22 September.

Those responsible are thought have used a van or pick-up truck to go to the Green Keeper workshops where they loaded the machinery into the vehicle and drove off before the green keepers returned.

Police are keen to trace the owner of a large blue van with white triangular markings that was seen in the area at around the time of the offence.

If anyone has any information about the incident or the whereabouts of the stolen property, please call Cumbria Police on 101.

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