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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.

CCTV: Police appeal in fraud investigation

Images of a man Northumbria Police believe can help with their enquiries. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they need to speak to following a fraud incident.

It happened at Singh General Dealers at Rokeby Street in Lemington, when a man handed over four £10 notes as payment for cigarettes and requested a £20 note in return with change.

After leaving the store the owner discovered three of the £10 notes were fraudulent.

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