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Police dealing with armed robbery in Carlisle

Police are currently dealing with an armed robbery at a Carlisle bookmakers.

Coral betting shop, Old Raffles Parade, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Police were called at 8.06pm on Monday 14 March following a report of armed robbery at the Coral betting shop on Old Raffles Parade, Carlisle.

Armed police have been deployed as a precaution.

There are no reports of any injuries at this time and police are searching for a male suspect.

The suspect is described as being approximately 6ft tall, wearing a grey/black hoody, black scarf, white gloves and was carrying a carrier bag.

If anyone sees a man matching this description they are asked to contact police immediately and to not approach him.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.


Two men remanded in custody over Kelso armed robbery

The Original Factory Shop Credit: ITV Border

Two men have been remanded in custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court in connection with an armed robbery in Kelso earlier this month.

It was the second private court appearance for James Irvine, who is 53, and Steven Modeste, 36, following their arrest.

Both men face charges of assault and robbery as well as possession of a prohibited weapon for their involvement in the robbery which took place at the Original Factory Shop on Bowmont Street.

No plea or declaration was made and the pair were fully committed for trial.

There was no motion for bail and the pair were remanded in custody.

During the raid shop assistants including pregnant 31-year-old Jacqui Young were assaulted, before a sum of money was stolen.

Police Scotland are still keen to trace a third suspect.

Armed robbery in Penrith

Police in Penrith are investigating an armed robbery from a shop on Castlegate.

They were called at 11.33am following a report of an armed robbery at the Masseuse Smooth Gifts and Crafts store.

Police are currently trying to trace a man in connection with this incident.

The suspect has been described as approximately 5ft 6inches tall and aged in his twenties. He was wearing a white tracksuit, with a black hat, black scarf and black gloves.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact police on 101.

If you see a person matching this description, please contact police immediately and do not approach him.