Open and shut case

A 12ft long entrance gate has been stolen from Druridge Bay Country Park.

It is believed that thieves lifted the wooden gate from its hinges and made off with it unseen sometime between 9pm on Thursday, June 9, and 8am the following day.

Due to the size of the gate, officers think the offenders must have had a van or 4x4 vehicle.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something suspicious, or anyone who knows the whereabouts of the gate, is urged to contact police on 03456 043043, ext 69191.