Teenage vandal ordered to pay hundreds of pounds for shop-window damage

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A teenager has paid hundreds of pounds in compensation after throwing a traffic cone through a shop window in Rothbury.

The 17-year-old male was made to fork out £854 after the incident at Heart Made Home, Townfoot, which happened overnight on Wednesday, March 16.

The offence was highlighted as part of the police’s monthly Coquetdale Community Message, which was issued yesterday. The vandalism was one of eight crimes in the area which were reported during March.

In Thropton, thieves stole diesel from two securely-parked lorries belonging to haulier Eddy Simpson. It happened between 4pm and 5pm on Sunday, March 13. During the same period, Caistron Fisherman’s Lodge was entered and the safe, containing cash, was forcibly removed. Fishing equipment was also taken. Two men from south-east Northumberland have been arrested by police in connection to this and remain on police bail while inquiries continue.

Inquiries are ongoing after a burglary in the Rothbury area, between Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 16, when somebody entered a house and removed money from a draw.

Policing are reminding residents to be cautious in respect of people accessing their homes and to ensure they are secure. Residents are being encouraged to report anything suspicious by calling 999.

In Longframlington on Sunday, March 13, there was an altercation between local children which resulted in minor injuries. Police have contacted parents to prevent further incidents of concern.

Inquiries are continuing into an incident at Hedgeley Service Station on the afternoon of Sunday, March 20, when the venue’s office was entered and property was stolen.

On Wednesday, March 16, at around 3pm, a cheque which was left on a doorstep at Newton on the Moor for collection was removed by persons unknown.

Police have said that an incident of criminal damage occurred at Percy Wood Country Retreat between Saturday, March 5, and Friday, March 11, when a caravan door lock was removed and replaced by one of the joint caravan owners, initiating a complaint by the other interested party. Police said it has been recorded in accordance with National Crime Recording Standards and police inquiries are complete.