Police are appealing for information after quad bikes and high-value construction tools have been stolen from various parts of Northumberland.
A red Honda quad has been taken overnight from an outbuilding in Hartburn, while two Honda quads were snatched from Kirkheaton, near Hexham, between 1am and 5.30am yesterday.
One of the quads taken from Kirkheaton has a sheep-snacker feeding system, while the other has a dog mat on the back and no handlebar muffs.
Police are encouraging anyone in these areas to check fields and hedgerows for anything suspicious, as it may be that the quads have been hidden in the undergrowth for the offenders to return at a later time.
Police add that quad bikes continue to be targeted by thieves and people should take reasonable steps to protect them, including fitting tracking devices.
High-value construction tools, including a JCB, Stihl saws and hedge trimmers, were stolen from a container in Longhoughton, between 7pm on Wednesday and 7.40am yesterday.
Police also received reports of suspected poachers in the Longframlington/Rothbury areas. The vehicle – reigstration V40 ATS – is a silver Land Rover Discovery. If it is sighted in suspicious circumstances, call police.