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Cumbria police investigate charity box thefts

Police want to trace a man who they believe may have information about the theft of charity boxes in north Cumbria.

Derrick Matthews photo
Derrick Matthews

Boxes were stolen on the same day from Wetheral Post Office, Fantails restaurant in the village and Coomara vets surgery in Carleton, Carlisle.

A charity box was also taken from the Cumberland Building Society at Dalston, near Carlisle, two days later, on February 8.

As well as this, police are investigating a number of other thefts of charity boxes in the south of the county.

Officers say they are appealing for help to trace Derrick Matthews, 54.

He is described as being of medium build with short, greying blonde or white hair. He wears wire-framed glasses and is known to “wear various hats”.

A force spokeswoman said: “Police want to speak to Matthews as they believe he may have information about these incidents.

“Anyone who knows of Matthews’ whereabouts or who sees a man who matches the above description is asked to contact PC Neil Danby or Carlisle CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”


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