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24 lambs stolen from field in Sedbergh

The lambs are Texel Mule cross and have ear tag numbers UK111871 Credit: PA

24 lambs have been stolen from a field in the Firbank area of Sedbergh. The lambs are Texel Mule cross and have ear tag numbers UK111871.

The lambs were taken between 11am on 16 August and 10am on 17 August 2017. Police investigation and ask anyone with information to call 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 referencing incident 66 of 17 August 2017.


Investigation after small helicopter crashes near Sedbergh

It happened at Great Knoutberry Hill. Credit: ITV Border

Air Accident investigators are looking into how a small helicopter came to crash into a fell near Sedbergh.

A member of the public called police after seeing the Gyrocopter crash at the summit of Great Knoutberry Hill, at around 3:20pm on Saturday 29 April.

A cave rescue team was called the search the area, but the pilot and passenger were found by a crew from the Great North Air Ambulance.

The passenger was uninjured, and the pilot was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with minor injuries.

Cumbria Police have referred the incident to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch.

Reverend & former Borders school house master to appear in court for sexually assaulting underage boys

The reverend is due to appear at Carlisle Crown Court Credit: ITV Border

The trial of a former house master at Sedbergh School is due to begin at Carlisle Crown Court today.

Reverend Christopher Griffin from Celevedon in Somerset, is accused if sneaking into pupils' bedrooms at night to sexually assault them - allegedly touching or stroking their feet.

The 58-year-old is alleged to have done so to two boys under the age of 18.


Concerns grow for missing Sedbergh man

Cumbria Police say missing Sedbergh man could be near a train station Credit: ITV Border

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 65-year-old man missing from Sedbergh near Kendal.

David Richardson is described as white with receding black hair, carrying a backpack.

Police say he is most likely near a train station or train lines, due to his interest in trains.

He was last seen in Sedbergh on Friday 16 December around 5:30pm.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch with the police on 101.

Locals band together to repair flood-hit footbridge

Local people have worked together to fund the repairs. Credit: ITV Border

A footbridge near Sedbergh is being rebuilt after it was washed away by Storm Desmond.

December's floods caused hundreds of millions of pounds worth of damage across Cumbria.

Locals had feared that the little footbridge would be lower down the priority list, so the community clubbed together to help instead of waiting for the authorities.

Man drowns after Sedbergh kayaking accident

Kayaking incident. Credit: ITV Border

A man from Holland has died after a kayaking accident on a river in Sedbergh.

Emergency services were called at around 4:30pm on Friday 30 October.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service has reported that the man was dragged underwater, and was not breathing.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service were also called to help the paramedics.

The man was treated at the scene and then transported to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with life threatening injuries, but later died.

400 children play rugby in Sedbergh

As Scotland gears up to face Australia in the Rugby World Cup, 400 ten and eleven-year olds are playing a rugby tournament in Sedbergh.

Around 800 people are expected at Sedbergh School to watch more than 40 teams compete from all over the North West and Yorkshire.

The school hopes it'll encourage more young people to be inspired by the UK hosting the Rugby World Cup and get into the sport.

“The event ran for the first time last year. The advantage is that it brings clubs from all over the North of England, offering a unique experience of playing rugby at one of the most historic, successful rugby schools in the country, playing against and mixing with teams they would not necessarily play at any other time. There is no trophy just a fun festival aimed at participation rather than winners and losers.”

– Jason Duffy, Sedbergh School development coach, and England U16 Coach
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