Gunman Derrick Bird's house to be sold at auction

Officers standing outside Derrick Bird's home
Image caption Officers outside Derrick Bird's home following his shooting rampage

The home of gunman Derrick Bird is to be sold at auction.

The taxi driver killed 12 people and wounded 11 others during a 45-mile rampage across west Cumbria on 2 June, before turning the gun on himself.

His home in the village of Rowrah will go under the hammer at Carlisle Racecourse on 14 October.

The mid-terraced property is described as being "in need of modernisation", and has a guide price of between £35,000 and £45,000.

The two-bedroom house, 26 Rowrah Road, is being sold through property auctioneers Auction House Cumbria.

It is in the category of "residential for improvement", in a "good location".

Similar houses in the village are on sale at about £70,000.

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