Crime in brief

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Shoppers warned after purse thefts

Police are warning shoppers to beware after a spate of thefts of purses and handbags. Several thefts have occurred in Morrison’s over the past week.

Rock festival assault appeal

Police are continuing in their appeal for information after a 29-year-old man from Lancaster was assaulted at a rock festival.

The victim, a security guard at the Cockermouth Rock Festival, suffered minor injuries and was taken to West Cumberland Hospital.

The assault happened on Saturday, July 20, at 10.30pm following a skirmish in the audience.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Sergeant Hodgson.