Cumbria police were keen to reassure the public that crimes of this nature are rare in the county and explained they are carrying out a full investigation.
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Longest cold spell of winter so far. Mainly dry and bright, but feeling bitterly cold today. Very wintry further east, blizzards possible
Mountain Rescue has seen a 5% increase in rescues and with the current conditions they're advising people to take extra care.
A look ahead at a wintry weekend forecast.