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Aggravated burglary in Harrogate

Detectives are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Harrogate.

It occurred at 9.50pm yesterday (11 May) at a house on Fulwith Mill Lane.

Three men approached the house, and one of them assaulted the man living at the address on the driveway.

They then entered the property before threatening the man and his wife, then stealing money, jewellery and mobile phones.

The burglars left in a small car similar in size to a Volkswagen Golf.

The man who lives at the house suffered a minor injury which did not require medical treatment.

Two of the suspects are white, while the third is black. All are of stocky build.

“Although the residents of the house were not seriously hurt, the experience has naturally left them very shaken."

– Detective Inspector Pete Martin, Harrogate CID


Police Warning after Prescription Drugs Stolen

Northumbria police has warned of the dangers of taking a batch of prescription drugs which were stolen from a house in Gateshead on Sunday. Officers say the drugs, including oramorph and oxycodone, could be fatal if taken in large quantities.

If any medication is found, it's advised to take it straight to your nearest police station.

– Northumbria Police spokesperson

Police appeal for information on burglary suspect

Jordan Thomas Both

Police in North Yorkshire are asking members of the public to report any sightings of York man Jordan Thomas Both.

Detectives want to speak to 26-year-old Mr Both in connection with a number of burglary and theft offences in York and the surrounding area.

Although Mr Both is from York, he also has connections to Leeds.

Officers are appealing to people in both cities to keep an eye out for him and to call the police if they see him or know where he is now.

Christmas presents stolen

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a home in Hartlepool in which Christmas presents were stolen.

The burglary took place between Sunday 15th December and Thursday 19th December at an address on Caistor Drive on the Fens estate in Hartlepool.

Among the stolen items were nine-carat gold earrings, a nine-carat gold pendant, a Nintendo Wii console, GHD hair straighteners, an Acer laptop and numerous children’s toys.Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Burglary victim: There was "no need to do this"

The family of a pensioner attacked in her own home says that she has been left traumatised by the incident.

72-year-old Mohinder Kaur Hundal, from Stockton, was treated for a fractured nose and cheekbone after the attack at her home in Darlington Lane on Friday evening.

She opened her door to two unknown men who assaulted her before stealing several items.

Her family say that it has been a terrifying ordeal.


Three arrested after Sunderland burglary

Three men have been arrested after a burglary in Sunderland on Monday evening (December 10th).

Officers were called to a flat in Argyll Square where three men, one armed with a baseball bat, were believed to have burgled the house - stealing DVDs and clothes.

No one was in the flat at the time of the burglary.

Three men - two aged 32-years-old and one 19-year-old, have been arrested.

Anyone who has information, or who may have witnessed the burglary, should contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Appeal after attempted burglary in Ponteland

Police are appealing for information after a house was broken into in Northumberland.

A man attempted to break into a house on Meadow Court in Ponteland just after nine o'clock on Sunday evening, smashing the window, but was disturbed by a neighbour.

The man then made off through the back garden and along the grassed area of Hallerton Lane.

He is described as white, around 5'8 - 5'9 tall, of slim build with a gaunt face. The man was wearing a black jacket, black bobble hat and dark trousers.

Anyone who may have witnessed the attempted burglary is being encouraged to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Appeal after Gosforth burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a house was burgled in Gosforth last night (December 6th).

The burglary took place between seven and eight o'clock on the evening of Thursday December 6th at a property on Furzefield Road in the Gosforth area of Newcastle.

Cash and jewellery were stolen from the property and it is thought that a number of men were involved in the burglary.

Anyone who has any information about the incident or who may have witnessed the burglary is being encouraged to contact Northumbria Police on 101.

Man jailed following Blyth burglary

A Northumberland man has been jailed for 10 months after he broke into a house and stole a computer. Richard James Dickinson, 19,of Laycock Gardens, Seghill, Blyth pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court.

Four offences of theft from motor vehicles and one of theft of a bicycle were also taken into account. The offences took place in Seaton Deleval and Seghill between March and June 2012.