THERE has been some speculation to suggest that Cumbria police are dealing with looting incidents in the county, particularly in Carlisle.

After the 2005 floods there were several looting reports and as a result, following the 2009 floods the patrols were stepped up in preparation.

As a precaution, extra patrols for this purpose have again been deployed in the Carlisle area.

However, at this time we have had no reports of looting.