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£1,000 of jewellery stolen in Kirkonnel break-in

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An Acer laptop computer, a small safe, and around £1000 worth of jewellery including rings, watches. necklaces and bracelets have all been stolen from a home in Dumfries and Galloway.

The house, on Glenwhargen Avenue in Kirkonnel, was broken into sometime between Saturday 30 May and Tuesday 2 June.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland.

Something fishy's going on

Library pictures of Koi Carp fish Credit: PA

Two ponds in Dumfries and Galloway have been targeted by thieves.

Sixteen fish were stolen from a pond at a house in Grahamsfield, Kirkpatrick Fleming at some point last night.

The fish, orange goldfish, black and orange Koi carp, and large orange Koi carp, have a value of around £400

It follows a similar theft of fifteen Koi carp, with a value of around £500, from a pond at a house in Newton Square in Springfield.

This is a very unusual type of theft for our area, and certainly to have two similar thefts, only a few miles apart and in such a short timescale does add to the theory that they may be linked.

We are however keeping an open mind and would ask anyone who may have any information which may assist in these enquiries to get in touch with me though 101"

– Constable Michelle Hamill


Bronze bishop's mitres recovered

The bronze bishop's mitres recovered Credit: ITV Border

Two bronze bishop's mitres that were stolen from a Carlisle church have since been recovered.

Both items, which were the latest in a series of thefts at St Cuthbert's church, were found close to a restaurant in the city centre.

But the church is still set to close its doors until CCTV has been installed.

Church closes doors after string of thefts

The bronze bishop's mitres, the latest items to be stolen from the church Credit: ITV Border

A church in Carlisle is closing its doors for a month following a series of thefts.

St Cuthbert's, on Blackfriars Street, will be open for services and pre-arranged events but will be closed during the day to visitors until CCTV is installed.

Two bronze bishop's mitres are the latest items to be stolen from the church.


Four arrested after shop assault

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Police in Carlisle are investigating a theft and assault that took place at the Spar store on Fusehill Street.

The incident happened last night (19 May 2015) between 9.30pm and 9.45pm when four women entered the store and three bottles of wine were subsequently stolen.

An employee challenged the women who then assaulted him on Broad Street and Fusehill Street. The man was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with minor injuries.

Police have arrested four women in connection with the incident. They are aged 16, 22, 25 and 34 respectively and are all from the Carlisle area. They are currently helping officers with their enquiries.

“We require the public’s help in assisting this investigation. We are asking anyone who witnessed the assault to contact police, we would also like to speak to any customers who visited the Spar store on Fusehill Street between those times.”

– Detective Inspector Craig Smith, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from North Cumbria CID. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

'Despicable' break-in at 90-year-old's home

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Police Scotland is investigating what they describe as a "despicable crime" in Eastriggs.

More than £1,500 worth of jewellery was stolen from a 90-year-old woman, including an engagement ring, when her home was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday 6 May.

The supsect, who fled the scene when the woman woke, is described as being between 5'7" to 5'9" tall and is of stocky build.

He was wearing a dark zipper/windstopper type jacket with a flash of red on the chest, with a hood which came down over his face, and black trousers and footwear.

"This is one of the worst types of crime that we have to investigate where an elderly lady, in bed in her own home, has her house broken into and has to confront the intruder."

– Detective Constable Scott Barr, Police Scotland

Kendal carer avoids prison over theft

A carer has narrowly avoided prison for the theft of £2,500 from a sick woman she had been looking after. While Linda Graveson spent much of her time in hospital, Victoria Nevinson, 33, regularly helped herself to cash from the bank account she was given access to. Nevinson, who was trusted with the financial details to pay for shopping, even took her victim's card on holiday to Greece and used it there. Nevinson admitted the theft, which occurred in the Kendal area during early 2013, and was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court on Friday. She received a 21-month jail term, which was suspended for two years by Judge Peter Hughes QC. But he stressed he took this step because Nevinson had a baby only several weeks old. Nevinson must complete 250 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,500 compensation to Mrs. Graveson.

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