Police appeal after caravan burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after equestrian equipment was stolen from a caravan in Northumberland.

It happened overnight between 6.55pm on Monday, September 16, and 7.30am on Tuesday, September 17, when thieves broke in to the caravan, which was in a field at Acklington.

Equipment worth hundreds of pounds was stolen from inside. Some of the property was later recovered near West Stobswood Farm by a member of the public.

Property still outstanding includes a pair of size 6 black leather riding boots, a black and yellow overgarth blanket, black leather chaps, a black riding hat size 6 7/8, silver riding spurs, black and purple riding chaps with stars, a riding bag, a racing horse whip, a yellow hoof pick, a purple horse curry comb and white riding gloves.

And as a result a black 12-week-old kitten got out of the caravan and is still missing.

Police are appealing for information. Acting neighbourhood Inspector Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: “I’d appeal for any witnesses or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen property to get in touch with police.

“It’s particularly distressing that the kitten has escaped as a result of the burglary and anyone who sees it or who knows where it is also asked to contact us.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.