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Charity shop burgled in Cramlington

A charity shop in Cramlington has been burgled. St Oswald's at the Brockwell Centre was broken into in the early hours of 20 December.

Offenders threw bricks through the shop window, smashing it and causing substantial damage. They stole a small amount of money and some items from the shop before leaving.

"Thieves have caused a great deal of damage to this charity shop that supports a hospice. It very upsetting for the staff, volunteers and the public who give their support to this charity and we want to find those responsible for this crime

"If anyone has any information about this burglary we would ask them to come forward and contact us."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Grant Dawson

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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New Cramlington neighbourhood police base opens

New Cramlington neighbourhood police base Credit: Northumbria Police

Neighbourhood police officers in Cramlington have moved to a new base in Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

The new office in Dudley Lane will be open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. These are the exact same opening hours as the old premises in Forum Way.

Members of the public can call in to report a crime, ask for crime prevention advice, or arrange to meet an officer to discuss any local policing issues.

These new premises are in a busy location which is easy for people to access and best meets the needs of the local community."

– Vera Baird QC, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

Following the re-location, Cramlington police station will be put up for sale and the proceeds from it will be put back into policing.

Police concerned for missing Cramlington man

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace Daniel McCourt who is missing from Cramlington.

Daniel, aged 55, from Axminster Close, was last seen by his family on October 28 in Manor Walks at around 12.45pm.

Daniel McCourt was last seen by his family on the 28th October.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate Daniel and make sure he is safe and well.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare and officers are carrying out enquiries to locate him.

He is described as white, around 5 feet 1in tall, of average build with grey hair and clean shaven, he sometimes wears glasses. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a navy jacket.

Daniel, or anyone who may have seen him or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 796 10/11/16.

Paralympian Stephen Miller has backpack stolen in Rio

Cramlington Paralympian Stephen Miller, who is competing in Rio, has had his backpack stolen on a beach. He tweeted to confirm he is all right, but shocked.

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