BURGLARS escaped empty-handed after breaking into a Ponteland pub.
The burglary took place at The Badger pub in Street Houses between 12.20am and 12.30am on Tuesday.
Damage was caused to the door of the premises, but nothing was taken.
Officers are carrying out extra patrols to check on pubs overnight and inquiries into the incident are ongoing.
Anyone with information about the burglary, or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, is asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191.