Appeal after crimes in Northumberland village

Police are appealing for witnesses to crimes in a Northumberland village.

Overnight between Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8, a garage at Beal Bank in Warkworth was broken into and a white Reebok bike and a BBQ were stolen.

Between Monday afternoon and Tuesday lunchtime a bike was stolen from the garden of a house at Lysander Court, it was later recovered nearby.

And at 4.30am on Tuesday, October 8, a householder disturbed a man who had broken into their shed at Morwick Road.

The suspect dropped the stolen items and ran off from the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crimes and are asking residents to be vigilant.

Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said: “It’s unusual to have three crimes in the village over the same period and inquiries are ongoing to establish if they are linked and to trace who is responsible.

“I’d urge any witnesses to the offences or anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen property or who is responsible to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“I’d like to remind residents to be vigilant and report anything unusual or suspicious they see in their neighbourhood to police straight away.”

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