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Appeal over theft of rare birds

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Police are investigating after more than 40 rare birds were taken from a duck pound in Cumbria.

The thefts happened around the 4th to the 9th of July, during the nights within the public gardens, on Main Street, Grange Over Sands.

Approximately 44 birds, with a combined value of over £1600 have been taken from the local attraction.

The collection of birds are managed by local volunteers and funded by donations.

  • Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the thefts, to contact 101, quoting log number 85 of the 9th of July 2018, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Court bans man from entering county

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A Merseyside man has been banned from entering Cumbria.

William Dodd, 26, of Avon Close, Liverpool, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court after pleading guilty to Perverting the Course of Justice.

The sentencing relates to an incident on July 2nd of this year when Dodd provided false details after being arrested and taken to Kendal Police Station.

He was sentenced to a Protection from Harassment Order, valid for 5 years, with the condition that he does not enter Cumbria unless attending court or travelling through the county on the M6.

“This sentence highlights that Cumbria will not tolerate those who fail to comply with our procedures.

"Perverting the Course of Justice is a serious crime and I am pleased that the outcome is a positive one for our county.”

– Detective Sergeant Jamie Eaton

Concern for missing Barrow teenager

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Police in Cumbria say they are concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old girl from Barrow who is missing.

Madeleine Wilkinson was last seen on Currock Road in Carlisle on Saturday (June 25th) at around 6.30pm.

She is white, 5ft 1in tall, of slim build, with long dyed black hair. She was last seen wearing a grey jumper and pink t-shirt, blue jeans, Nike trainers and had a large brown handbag.

It is believed she may have caught a train and travelled to either the Blackpool area or Bradford.

Police want anyone who has seen her to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Officers also urge Madeleine to let them know she is safe and well.

Emergency services tackle Kendal building fire

Aynam Road is closed between Miller Bridge and Nether Bridge Credit: Google

Emergency services are dealing with a fire at a building on Aynam Road in Kendal.

The road is closed between Miller Bridge and Nether Bridge. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

Cumbria Police is advising members of the public to avoid the area while the incident is dealt with.

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