Appeal after ring theft

POLICE are appealing for information after a ring worth around £7,000 was stolen from a north Northumberland jewellers.

Around 3pm on Friday, January 13, a man entered the shop and asked to see a ring from one of the displays.

He then distracted staff members before taking the ring and leaving the store.

The piece is a white gold single stone ring with a cut diamond on it that measures 8.27mm by 5.22mm.

It is worth around £7,000.

The man is described as being in his late 30s to early 40s, around 5ft10ins tall and of stocky build. When he went into the shop he was wearing a furry hat with flaps that covered his ears, a jumper with a white collared short underneath and black trousers.

Officers are carrying out inquiries in the area and checking local CCTV.

Anyone with any information into the theft or as to the whereabouts of the ring is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.