A nurse working in Darlington Memorial Hospital’s dedicated COVID-19 ward has had their uniform taken in a suspected burglary, according to Durham Police.

It's believed a break in took place between midnight and 5.30am on Saturday morning (28th of March) on Neville Road in Darlington.

It's understood a white Cannondale road bike, clothing, a laptop, electric guitar, and motorbike leathers and helmet were taken.

A plastic 'biobag' containing the nurse’s uniform, which had not been cleaned since finishing a shift the night before, was also believed to be among the items taken.

Officers say there is a risk whoever took it could become infected and put others at risk.

They're being urged to come forward immediately.

“Not only do I wish to appeal to the public for any information that may lead to the return of the stolen property, I’d also like to make a personal appeal to whoever committed this offence."

Detective Constable Stewart Walker, of Darlington CID