Cumbria

Flood dehumidifiers stolen in Cumbria burglaries

Pooley Bridge flood clear up Image copyright PA
Image caption Pooley Bridge was one of the areas hard hit by Storm Desmond

Burglars targeted flood-affected properties in Cumbria, making off with dehumidifiers and electric fans.

The equipment was taken from two properties in Pooley Bridge and one in Watermillock over the weekend. There was also an attempted burglary in Eamont Bridge.

The area was hit by severe flooding caused by Storm Desmond in December.

A Cumbria Police spokesman described the thefts as "despicable", and appealed for information.

The items stolen were two Dri-Eaz dehumidifiers, two DRI-EAZ electric fans, two large Belfort dehumidifiers and one Polygone dehumidifier, with a total value of more than £3,000.

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