Handful of crimes across Coquetdale during December

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Only four crimes were reported to police across the Coquetdale area during December.

In Rothbury, a woman was charged with a number of offences after an assault in one of the village’s pubs.

The 30-year-old, who lives in the village, was arrested after the incident on Sunday, December 21.

She was subsequently charged with two further assaults and the theft of and criminal damage to a vehicle in the Thropton area, which dated back to the end of October.

There have also been reports of anti-social behaviour involving the Christmas lights display and police are continuing to focus on any incidents.

In Longframlington, the Village Inn pub was targeted in the early hours of December 19.

The culprits gained entry to the pub and stole cash. Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

At Elsdon, sheep were stolen from Ottercops Farm between 10am on December 14, and 10am the following day.

And in Glanton, a 23-year-old man from the Durham area was given a cannabis warning after a vehicle he was in was stopped and searched by police in the village on December 10. He admitted personal possession.

Anyone with inofrmation about any of the crimes is asked to contact police on 101.

Police are continuing to back the force’s drink-drive campaign and will take action where necessary.

Rothbury Police Station is open to the public on Saturday from 10am to 1pm where police volunteers will be on hand to assist and ensure any inquiries, information or concerns are directed to Northumbria Police.

To get in touch with Coquetdale police directly, email the Coquetdale Neighbourhood Policing Team at {mail to:alnwick.npt@northumbria.pnn.police.uk|alnwick.npt@northumbria.pnn.police.uk|Police email}