Warning to ensure items hidden in cars

Northumberland motorists are being warned not to leave items on display in their cars.

It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car, and even though newer vehicles have a range of security devices, there is still a need to take precautions.

Drivers are reminded to always take personal items and sat navs with them or lock them out of view in the boot when leaving a vehicle.