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Dog stolen from car in Northumberland

A dog was stolen from a car parked opposite a pub in Northumberland this weekend.

Between 12.15am and 3.30am on Saturday, November 21, an 11-year-old Springer Spaniel called Tess was removed from a car parked outside the Northumberland Arms Pub in West Thirston.

Thieves smashed the rear windscreen of the vehicle before taking Tess from the back of the car.

11-year-old Tess is microchipped

Tess and is liver and white in colour. She has a docked tail and is micro-chipped but does not wear a collar.

Enquiries into the theft are ongoing and anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact police.

Sweets thefts in Sunderland - CCTV appeal

Poundland has been the target of two confectionary thefts in Sunderland. Police investigating the incidents have now released a CCTV image of a man they need to speak to:

Credit: Northumbria Police

Both happened at Poundland at High Street West, one on November 10th and the other on November 18th. Anyone who recognises him are being asked to contact police on 101.


Two charged over theft of a 9-year-olds bike

A 33-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, both local to Consett, were formally charged with handling stolen goods.

Three men and one woman, all from the Derwentside area, were arrested in connection with the burglary of three bicycles, including nine-year-old Tilly Lockey's specially-adapted model, which was later recovered, as she lost her hands and toes to meningitis in 2007.

The other two men, aged 26 and 29, were released with no further action for that offence, but the elder man was charged with cultivation of cannabis and the other was also bailed in relation to a drugs offence.

The 33-year old man and 36-year-old woman will appear before magistrates at Consett on the morning of Tuesday, 11th November.

Tilly and her mother Sarah Lockey at a fundraiser for a new bike. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Shop theft: CCTV image

CCTV image of man police want to talk to

Police investigating a theft in North Tyneside have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to. The theft happened at 2.45pm on Saturday, March 8, at Nisa in Tynemouth Road in Wallsend.

A number of food items were stolen.

Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured as it's believed he was in the store at the time and may be able to help with their enquiries.

Items stolen from house

Police are appealing for information after a TV and computer were stolen from a house in Newcastle. The theft happened around 5.30am on Saturday, May 17, at an address near Camden Street in Shieldfield.

A black LG 20" flatscreen TV and a silver Apple Macbook were stolen.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen someone in Shieldfield carrying a TV and laptop in the early hours of May 17, or who may have been offered similar items for sale.


Arrests after spate of Newcastle car break-ins

Police have arrested 3 people following thefts from 7 cars over the weekend. Thieves smashed their way into the locked cars and vans parked overnight in Strathmore Crescent and Canning Street areas in Benwell and stole items including; cash, a sat nav and a variety of tools.

We actively target offenders and are urging the public to be vigilant to make sure they lock their cars and remove valuables when they park up.

– Inspector Alan Davison

3 men, aged 26, 31 and 36, have been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle. Suspected stolen property has also been recovered by officers.

Arrest over Bicycle Theft

A man has been arrested following a bicycle theft in Newcastle. It happened on January 11, at 4pm, when the bike was left unattended at clothing shop, HR Ray, on Shields Road in Byker. A 27-year-old man was arrested and charged with theft. The bike was later recovered.

Sunderland Robbery

An 18 year old woman has been robbed in Sunderland. It happened yesterday afternoon at around 4pm. She was walking from the bus stop at Manor Road, Sulgrave, and knocked to ground by a man. He stole her shopping bags and cash from her handbag. The victim was shocked but not injured.

The suspect is described as being around 6ft tall, skinny build, wearing a black hooded top, grey track suit bottoms and black trainers or shoes.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police release images in relation to Sunderland theft

Officers want to speak to the men pictured to help with their enquiries. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police investigating a theft in Sunderland have released a CCTV still of two men they'd like to speak to.

At 10.15am on Friday 18 May two men went into the Maplins electronic store in the city centre and left with a CCTV dome camera without paying.

Officers want to speak to the men pictured as they may be able to help with police enquiries.

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