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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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Armed police called out after Carlisle 'incident'

Armed police swooped on addresses across Carlisle after an incident in the city.

The specially-trained officers were joined by dog handlers and regular officers as they reacted to an incident yesterday morning.

Police had been called to reports of criminal damage and someone making threats to damage property in the west of the city.

As a result, a major policing operation was launched with police vehicles spotted in Low Meadow, Mardale Road, Bower Street and Peel Street yesterday evening.

Carlisle residents took to the internet to post messages about the police presence in the Belle Vue and Harraby areas.

One Facebook user said: “Armed police on Green Lane, anyone know what’s going on?”

Another said that they had seen eight police vans on Low Meadow at 7pm and Yewdale Road at 7.30pm.

A Cumbria Police spokeswoman said: “Police in Carlisle are investigating an offence of criminal damage and threats to cause damage to property in the west of Carlisle, which occurred on the morning of Sunday December 1.

“Officers have been conducting inquiries at a number of addresses across Carlisle in order to trace and identify those responsible.

“Armed police were deployed as a precaution.”

Police want anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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