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Kingston Park 'suspicious package' false alarm

Police have confirmed a suspicious package in Newcastle's Kingston Park was a false alarm.

Officers were called to Marks and Spencer at 11am on 19 July. The store had been evacuated when an unattended bag was found. This turned out to be a school bag.

Police say there was never any risk to the public Credit: PA

"Staff have returned to the store and police want to reassure the people in the area that there was never any risk to the public."

– Northumbria Police

Police say they would always encourage the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour by calling 101.

Two homes burgled in Kingston Park

Police are appealing for information after two homes were burgled in Kingston Park.

Burglars broke into a house in Fawdon Walk at 10.30am on 27 February. They smashed a conservatory window and stole jewellery.

Sometime between 8:10am and 5:55pm a house in Warwick Court was also broken into. This time the offender used a brick to smash a rear patio window and stole computer games.

Officers say they are "keeping an open mind" as to whether the offences are linked and enquiries are ongoing.

"Both of these burglaries have happened during the day when the occupants have been at work and on both occasions the burglars have smashed windows and doors to get inside the homes. Please report anyone you see hanging around homes during the day, looking in windows or acting suspiciously around neighbourhoods or peoples' homes. You could be preventing a burglar from striking."

– Neighbourhood Inspector Pip Hails

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.


CCTV released after shoplifting

Police want to speak to these people after an incident of shoplifting Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man and woman they need to speak to after a shoplifting in Newcastle.

It happened in November when perfume worth hundreds of pounds was stolen from Boots at Kingston Park.

Police have released CCTV images of a man and a woman they need to speak to who may have information which will help the investigation.

Anyone who recognises them is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.