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Witnesses sought after man found in back of van in Northumberland

The 29-year-old man was not injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution Photo: PA

Police are appealing for information after a man was found in a van in Northumberland.

It happened on Monday, January 2 when police were informed a man had been found in the back of a van in West Woodburn between Hexham and Bellingham. The 29-year-old man was not injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police say the man does not have any recollection of how he came to be in Northumberland and they are carrying out enquiries to establish what happened. It's believed the van, a purple Mercedes Vito 109 CDI Compact panel van, registration NJ54VFB, was parked at the site sometime between 2am and 7.30am this morning.

Northumbria police want to speak to anyone who was in the area around that time.

Any witnesses should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 588 020117 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.