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Gunman Bird's house up for sale

The home of Cumbria gunman Derrick Bird will go on sale at auction next month.

His mid-terrace property in Rowrah goes under the hammer at Carlisle Racecourse on October 14.

Similar houses in the village are on sale at about £70,000 but Bird's household is advertised at a guide price of between £35,000 and £45,000.

The Whitehaven taxi driver went on a shooting rampage on June 2 in which he killed 12 people and then turned his gun on himself.

His relatives have opted for a hopefully swift disposal of the house through property auctioneers Auction House Cumbria.

The house, 26 Rowrah Road, will appear as Lot 39 next month and has been placed in the category of "residential for improvement" in what is termed a "sought-after location".

Its catalogue description reads: "A two bed mid-terrace property situated in a good location briefly comprising lounge, dining kitchen and a three piece bathroom. The property also benefits from part double glazing and a yard to the rear. In need of modernisation throughout."

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