Nearly 20 phones have been recovered from a property in Middlesborough after partygoers reported them stolen from Newcastle City Centre.
Police received a number of reports of mobile phone thefts, mainly around the Diamond Strip area of Newcastle, on Saturday night.
Using the app Find My Phone, a number of phones were tracked to an address in Middlesborough. Officers found 18 phones and arrested six people.
Police continue to appeal for witnesses and urge anyone who may have been in the area at the time and saw anyone acting suspiciously to contact them.
Officers are also trying to return the phones to their rightful owners and ask anyone who may have lost a phone in the area on Saturday night to contact them.
A man who photographed and filmed court proceedings on his mobile phone has been jailed.
Jack Towes from Middlesbrough was sent to prison for three months after pleading guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester.
Towes was watching a family member’s court appearance and was seen by a court usher to use his mobile phone to take still images and video footage of the courtroom and trial from the public gallery.
He was arrested at the scene and initially attempted to deny the phone was his, before eventually accepting guilt.