Crime news for Coquetdale is released by police

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A total of 13 crimes in Rothbury and the surrounding areas, including criminal damage and fraud, were reported to police last month.

The information was issued in a Coquetdale Community Message, covering the period from December 1 to 29.

As part of this, police are carrying out inquiries following a fraud by false representation which occurred in Rothbury in the middle of December. The victims paid the offender for wedding entertainment, which was then not provided.

Inquiries are also ongoing in relation to the theft of a ladies’ watch, which was stolen from a cupboard behind the reception/bar area of a Rothbury pub, sometime between December 16 and 22.

A 21-year-old woman was arrested following criminal damage and an assault in Rothbury High Street at 11.50pm on December 13. Police said she was drunk and damaged the wing mirror of an unattended car. She then shouted racial abuse and pushed a resident in the chest. She has subsequently apologised to both parties and paid £300 compensation for the damage she caused.

Police are continuing to carry out inquiries after an incident of criminal damage at Rothbury’s Coquetvale Hotel. The incident happened at 2am on December 19, when, following a verbal dispute, a 25-year-old man from the area threw gravel at a window, causing damage.

Other crimes in Coquetdale which were reported to police last month included the theft of a phone from an unattended bag during a wedding at Brinkburn Priory on December 12, between 6pm and 8pm. Inquiries are ongoing.

Inquiries are also ongoing following a burglary at Alwinton. Sometime between December 1 and December 21, a holiday cabin was entered and the internal pay phone cash box was broken into and cash was stolen.