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Spoil Christmas for criminals

Spoil Christmas for criminals by registering any of your gadgets for free on a national property register. Registration on only takes a couple minutes, and should you lose or have an item stolen it allows all police forces to instantly identify an item and return it to the rightful owner. For more information please visit or Alternatively speak to your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Police appeal after sheep stolen

Twenty five sheep were stolen overnight between December 10 to 11 from Quernmore, police said. Call 101 with any information.

Victims code of practice

A new code of practice for victims of crime has been welcomed by Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes. The new Victims’ Code is more accessible and provides better clarity for what victims can expect from the Criminal Justice Service and which organisations are responsible for providing services under the Code. Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said: “I welcome the new Code of Practice for Victims of Crime which clearly sets out that victims of crime should be treated respectfully and sensitively in a professional manner without discrimination of any kind.These basic standards are really important to victims. All victims including wider family where an allegation has been made to the police, parents or guardians of victims under 18 years of age come under the Code.”