12:04 pm, Wed 15 May 2013
Artwork stolen from Cumbrian Arts Festival
Credit: Cumbria Police
Two A4 sized original limited edition artworks have been stolen from the Cumbrian Arts Festival.
The two pieces, described as "Mint" 33/40 and "Orlaya Grandiflora" 23/40, were stolen from their stands on Sunday 5th May.
Cumbria Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 and ask to speak to DC David Moffat.
Credit: Cumbria Police
5:04 pm, Mon 18 Mar 2013 79-year-old devastated after prize birds stolen
Full report: Bird theft leaves 79-year-old 'devastated'
An award-winning bird fancier has spoken of his heartache after thieves stole some of his prize winning birds.
John Bell, from Maryport, has travelled the country with his show birds and won a host of top awards.
However, last night twenty of his best canaries were taken, and he believes they were stolen to order.
Kenny Toal has this report:
1:33 pm, Mon 18 Mar 2013 79-year-old devastated after prize birds stolen
Prize birds stolen from Maryport shed
John Bell with some of his birds
79-year-old John Bell was left devastated after around 20 of his prize-winning canaries were stolen from his shed in Dearham, Maryport, this morning (18th March).
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12:22 pm, Mon 18 Mar 2013 79-year-old devastated after prize birds stolen
Prize winning canaries stolen from Maryport shed
A 79-year-old man has been left 'devastated' after 20 of his prize winning canaries were stolen form his shed near Maryport.
The theft happened in the early hours of this morning (18th March), from a shed on Maryport Road in Dearham.
John Bell is well known in the area for showing his birds across the country.
The birds are a mixture of Gloucester canaries with green and yellow colours, and among the group were a bright orange 'red factor', one cinnamon hen and two brown and orange 'mules'.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Workington Police Station by calling 101 or alternatively contact crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“This is a particularly heartless crime where a thief or thieves have deliberately targeted the shed for specific birds.
"There’s no doubt that the animals will have been distressed during the crime and their owner has been left upset that his prize winning birds have been taken.
“Stealing twenty birds without making a noise will have been extremely difficult – if not impossible –so it is likely that local residents may have heard a disturbance.
“We are determined to catch the thieves responsible and trace the distinctive birds so we can reunite them with their owner.
– PC Matt Brannan, Cumbria Police
11:47 am, Tue 19 Feb 2013
£50k jewellery stolen from Borders home
Around £50,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen from a house in the Scottish Borders.
The break-in was discovered at around 4.15pm on Friday (15th February) at a property in Main Street near Duns in Berwickshire.
A family member returned to the house to find various pieces of expensive jewellery had been taken.
Lothian and Borders Police are keen to trace the driver of a white Transit van, seen in the area at the time.
"The property owners have been left devastated by the theft of their jewellery and are keen to have the items returned as soon as possible.
"We would like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing anything suspicious in the Main Street area of Gavinton between the 9th and 15th February and are particularly keen to speak to those who remember seeing a white Transit van, which was seen outside the address on Friday afternoon.
"Similarly, anyone with any other information that can assist with our investigation is also asked to come forward."
– Detective Constable Keith Brydon, Lothian and Borders Police
5:56 pm, Wed 02 Jan 2013 Farmers' campaign against thefts
Full Report: Farmers' campaign against thefts
The Country Land and Business Association is urging farmers to do more to protect their equipment from thieves.
There has been a rise in the number of thefts of fuel and farm machinery.
Economic uncertainty has also made the problem worse.
You can see the full report from Samantha Parker below
2:08 pm, Wed 02 Jan 2013 Farmers' campaign against thefts
Farmers urged to lock up equipment
Farmers are being urged to make sure their equipment is securely locked away.
A new campaign has been launched to try to prevent the theft of tools, machinery and vehicles in rural parts of the region.
7:30 am, Wed 05 Dec 2012 Cockermouth charity clothing bank robbed
Heartless thieves rob charity clothing bank
A charity clothing recycling bank has been emptied by thieves in west Cumbria.
The clothing is used to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
It was stolen from the organisation's collection point in Sullart Street, Cockermouth.
Cumbria Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.