‘Breach of security’ as army centre burgled

THE ARMY is taking a 'breach of security extremely seriously'. The Army Reserve Centre based on Holker Street in Barrow was targeted in a burglary. The incident took place at the building overnight between July 29-30, 2022.

According to Cumbria Police, there was damage caused to the inside of the centre and cash had also been taken from the site. Earlier this year, the Army Reserve Centre had revamped the headquarters. The roof was repaired, the gym suite refurbished and rooms modernised to meet technological standards.

A spokesman for the army confirmed that no items housed at the centre were unaccounted for. They also stated that the incident would be investigated as a 'matter of priority'. An Army Spokesperson said: "No items of kit or equipment within the Army Reserve Centre are unaccounted for.

"The Army takes this breach of security extremely seriously and it will be thoroughly investigated as a matter of priority. "This incident is now part of an ongoing investigation, and it would therefore be inappropriate to comment further at this time." Cumbria Police are appealing for information in relation to the incident and are calling for witnesses or anyone who may have information to come forward.

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at the Army Reserve Centre on Holker Street, Barrow-in-Furness overnight between July 29 - July 30, 2022. "Damaged was caused inside of the centre and cash taken. "Police are looking for witnesses or anybody who has information relating to this incident.

"Anyone with information relating to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report-it quoting incident number 74 of 30th July 2022.

You can also phone on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

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