Loan shark warning

The mascot 'Sid the Shark' is touring the streets of Carlisle giving advice about the dangers of using loan sharks.

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Loan shark campaign hits the streets of Carlisle

Loan sharks are being targetted in Carlisle as part of a crackdown on illegal money lending.

Trading standards officers and the police are handing out leaflets in the city centre warning people about the dangers of borrowing money from unregulated lenders.

They're also warning loan sharks that there will be a zero tolerance approach to those taking advantage of people struggling in these tough financial times.

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