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Rolex watch stolen from shop in Middlesbrough

A Rolex watch, worth thousands of pounds, has been stolen from a jewellers shop in Middlesbrough, after a man pretending to be a customer asked if he could try it on.

A Rolex watch, like this one, was stolen. Credit: Cleveland Police

The theft happened at Goldsmiths on Linthorpe Road.

Cleveland Police say a man, in his early 20's, walked into the shop and requested to try on a Rolex watch.

He then managed to avoid the staff in the store and left wearing the expensive watch.

Police are asking anyone who has been offered the Rolex watch for sale, or who may know the whereabouts of the watch, to contact them.

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Weather: STORM BRIAN on the way

A spell of wet and windy weather arriving this weekend has now been confirmed as our second named storm of the season: BRIAN.

The weather system has been officially named by Met Eireann, the Irish Meteorological Service as the winds are expected to have an impact on parts of Ireland over the weekend.

But we could also see gusts of 50-70 mph

A spell of strong southwesterly winds is expected.

Some coastal routes and communities are likely to be affected by large waves, with potential for flooding of properties.

Some transport disruption is likely across the warning area, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport.

– Met Office

The weather warning for strong winds lasts all day on Saturday before the worst of the weather clears to the east.

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