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Burglars smash into Newcastle house with hammer

Two men burst into a house in Newcastle and threatened a man inside with a hammer this morning, police have said.

The men, who spoke with local accents, smashed the front window of a house on Shipley Street in Lemington before forcing their way in through the front door at 2:30am.

  • The men are described as being of medium build, wearing black tracksuits with balaclavas.

The resident was left shaken but uninjured.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 80 06/07/15.

Teenagers arrested after cars stolen in Newcastle

Two teenagers have been arrested after cars were stolen in a Newcastle burglary between yesterday and today.

It happened between 11pm and 7am on Tuesday, January 27, into Wednesday, January 28, when car keys were reportedly stolen during a burglary at a house at Cherryburn in Byker.

Two cars were then stolen from outside using the stolen keys - both vehicles have since been recovered.

Two young people aged 16 and 15 have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and are currently in custody helping with enquiries.


WATCH: Thieves smash through glass and steal expensive bikes in broad daylight

Two teenage thieves smashed their way into a garage in Stockton at a busy traffic light junction and stole three high value racing bikes in less than a minute.

They broke through the patio doors of the garage on Darlington Back Lane at around 3:30pm on Tuesday 20th January and rode away with the stolen bikes over their shoulders:

Officers are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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.

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