Plant thefts

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POLICE are investigating thefts from two local plant sites.

Thieves stole a heavy duty battery from a machine at a site in Benridge near Pigdon, while in another attack around 100 litres of diesel were stolen from a machine at Coopies Field in Morpeth.

The incidents both happened between 6pm on Tuesday, April 17 and 7.30am the following day, and officers believe they may be linked.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact police on 101, ext 69191, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.