Police hunt garage thieves

POLICE are hunting burglars after a spate of thefts from garages.

Seven garages in Ponteland and Ovingham were broken into overnight between Thursday, February 23, and Friday, February 24.

Properties were targeted in Ladywell Way, Glebe Close, Kirkley Drive, West Side and West Road in Ponteland, and Horsley Road in Ovingham.

A number of bikes and other items were stolen.

Chief Inspector Jackie Coleman, of Northumberland Area Command, said: “I urge anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or who may have been offered a cheap bike for sale, to contact police.”

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