Man charged after spate of break-ins

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News from Northumbria Police

A man has been charged with theft and burglary following a spate of break-ins in and around Rothbury.

Last month, the Gazette reported about a series of burglaries to businesses on the village’s industrial estate, overnight on April 8. Nearby farms were also targeted over that weekend.

Following a police appeal for information, two vehicles were identified and later traced, seized, and the owners were arrested.

One of the men was charged with theft of diesel from a motor vehicle in Scots Gap and a burglary to a farm in Rothley. Other inquiries are continuing.

The update comes as part of the recent Coquetdale Crime report, covering the month of April.

The incidents made up 11 out of 37 reported crimes in the Coquetdale area, including Longhorsley, during the month.

Others include an assault in Rothbury, where a man allegedly headbutted a woman in High Street in the early hours of April 16. An offender has been identified and inquires are ongoing.

In Longhorsley, £1,600 of damage was caused to vehicles parked at an address on Drummonds Close.

The incidents happened on April 14 and 20, and if anyone has any information they should contact police.

At the start of April, a vehicle’s windows were smashed in Alwinton, in what police describe as a targeted attack. A suspect was identified and inquiries are ongoing.

○ Two 15-year-olds have paid a total of £160 compensation to trustees of Rothbury’s Jubilee Hall after they caused damage to the front door.