POLICE are investigating an attempted burglary at Dales Traditional Butchers in Kirkby Lonsdale. 

A man was seen trying door handles for other local shops and to force the butchers' door, said police. The incident occurred shortly before 3am on August 22.

The unknown male was described as wearing camo 'army' style trousers and a navy jacket with his hood up. The male had a closely trimmed white beard and was carrying a rucksack and a white carrier bag, police said.

Police are appealing for any witnesses or any information which may help to identify this unknown suspect. 

Anyone with any information should contact PC 2898 Baguley on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dales Butchers won the Champion of Champions Sausage Competition in 2023 and was also ranked the best butcher shop of the year in 2021.