Bandit thieves target pubs

POLICE are asking people to remain vigilant after three pubs were broken in to at the weekend.

The burglaries at The Farriers in Shilbottle, The Horseshoes at Rennington, and The Oaks in Alnwick follow two the previous week in Felton and Alwinton.

In all the attacks, thieves broke in and stole cash from fruit machines.

They entered the Alnwick pub sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning, while the other two burglaries took place between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Anyone with information about these burglaries or about previous pub burglaries is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, ext 69191, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.