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Shotgun stolen in a Northumberland burglary

A shotgun has been stolen during a burglary in Corbridge in Northumberland. The break in took place at a home near the town's railway station between 8am and 5pm on Thursday February 7th.

Items stolen included a Browning over and under 12-bore shotgun, serial number 58982NM. No ammunition was taken. Several hundred pounds in cash, an iPad, an iPod, two Apple laptop computers and a quantity of jewellery was also taken.

Northumberland Area Command Temp Chief Superintendent Dianne Winship said: "At this stage there is no information to suggest any danger to the public. However, we recognise the theft could cause concern and I’d like to reassure people in the area we are doing everything possible to trace the firearm. I'd urge anyone with information to contact police as soon as possible."

– Dianne Winship, Area Command Temp Chief Superintendent