Thieves steal more than £3,000 of tools from building site

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Police are appealing for information after a number of high-value thefts in the Coquetdale area.

Tools worth more than £3,000 were stolen from the new Fenwick Park housing development in Longframlington.

Thieves took the items – including Stanley hand tools (hammers/10-inch bolt lever/spirit level/mash hammer), a jet wash and a Stihl saw – after breaking into the storage areas, overnight on Friday, June 24.

Meanwhile, more than £1,000 of goods were taken from a caravan in the Longframlington area, between Thursday, June 16, and Sunday, June 19. Various items were stolen, including two TVs and two mountain bikes.

Farms have also been targeted by thieves. Overnight on Tuesday, June 28, an attempt was made to steal a quad bike from a farm in the Longframlington area. The theft was unsuccessful, but damage was caused to a chain and padlock securing the vehicle.

Meanwhile, between Saturday, May 28, and Saturday, June 4, farm equipment was stolen from a field near Ewesley, Scots Gap, to the value of £149. These incidents were four of 11 crimes in the Coquetdale area which were reported to police during June.

In Rothbury, police are investigating an incident of graffiti. The offenders broke into the old club house at Rothbury Golf Club overnight on Wednesday, June 29, and sprayed graffiti on the fixtures and fittings, including the glass windows.

Other Coquetdale crimes reported in June included a burglary at an empty property on Park Road, Swarland.

It happened between Saturday, June 11, and Monday, June 13, and a range of tools and a lawnmower – worth a total of £420 – were stolen.

Anyone with information about any of these crimes is asked to call police on 101.