Spate of thefts sparks warning

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COMMUNITIES in Northumberland have been put on alert after a series of burglaries.

Police have received reports of thefts in Longhirst, Red Row, Stobswood and Morpeth, but the incidents are not believed to be linked.

Diesel was stolen from two HGVs at an address in Longhirst between 11.50pm on Thursday, May 31, and 12.30am on Friday, June 1. It is believed the fuel was syphoned out of the tanks and police believe the thieves may have used a vehicle.

At Red Row Community Centre, two doors were damaged and cash was stolen in a break-in on Monday, June 4, between 3pm and 4pm, and on the same day a yellow Suzuki motorbike was stolen from Firtrees Nursery in Stobswood. The thieves cut a hole in a polytunnel greenhouse, where the bike was stored, between 4pm and 8pm.

Overnight between Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, a red Muddy Fox Wrecker bike was stolen in a shed burglary in West View, Morpeth.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information about any of the crimes to contact them on 101, ext 69191, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.