Alarm raised over balloon

Date: Friday 25th May 2018

POLICE received two separate reports that a hot air balloon was in difficulty on Monday morning.

The first sighting was in Penrith, while another call was made a short time later following a sighting at Armathwaite.

Police were called to the scene and other emergency services were alerted. However, it was found the hot air balloon was not in difficulty after all, and it made a safe landing at Armathwaite.