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Police appealing for witnesses after a spate of burglaries in Blyth

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Police are appealing for witnesses following two house burglaries in Blyth, Northumberland.

Both took place around 2.30 in the early hours of Saturday, August 26.

One in Walsham Close where thieves gained entry via a rear door and stole property including keys to a car, they drove off in, jewellery, cash, wallet, perfume and mobile phones.

The stolen car was recovered nearby.

A second burglary took place in a neighbouring street in Druridge Drive and was discovered a short time later.

Thieves gained and stole property including cash, mobile phone and jewellery, before leaving.

Police are appealing for witnesses to either crime.

Blyth Job Centre closed by bailiffs

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The job centre in Blyth, Northumberland, has been closed and a Bailiff Possession Notice has been posted on the building's front door.

The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that twenty staff-members who work there have been turned away, and have been relocated to offices elsewhere.

A government spokeswoman has told ITV News Tyne Tees that 'contingency plans' are in place, and claimants will be paid as usual.

Other people who use the job centre are being contacted with regards to appointments.

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The closure comes as a result of a legal issue involving a company called Telereal Trillium - which provides buildings for the DWP - and a 'third party landlord'.

A spokesman for Telereal Trillium said: "We are unable to comment further due to ongoing legal proceedings.”

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Man stabbed in Blyth

Man stabbed in Blyth Credit: PA

Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Blyth.

It happened around 2:45pm on Sunday 28 May.

Emergency services attended and the 40-year-old man was taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the incident

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