Cumbria

Lake District police warning after thefts at camp sites

Police in the Lake District are urging visitors to safeguard their property following a spate of thefts from camping and caravan sites.

In the past few weeks thieves have stolen laptops, phones and handbags from unlocked caravans and tents.

Police said crime in the area's beauty spots was generally low, making visitors careless with their property.

A spokesman said thieves actually travelled to the area knowing that it was easier to steal valuables.

Insp Richard Quinn, of Cumbria Police, said: "Time and again we see people have their visit to this beautiful county spoiled by becoming victims of crime.

"Crime levels in Cumbria are low, but campers and caravaners need to be aware that opportunist criminals travel to the more remote areas of our county to steal items that have been left insecure."

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