Raiders hit farm

THIEVES made off in a stolen vehicle after taking farm equipment from a property in Mitford.

The burglars broke into an outbuilding at the farm between 4pm on Sunday and 8.30am on Monday.

They stole a number of tools from inside, before making off with their haul in a stolen Diahatsu 4x4 and trailer.

The Diahatsu Fourtrak was recovered by police in the Morpeth area on Monday afternoon, but the other items remain missing.

They include a Honda agricultural lawnmower, a Robin hedgecutter, a Riobi hedgecutter, a postmaker, a Powerfix concrete breaker, a Stihl saw, a chainsaw and a strimmer.

The trailer is a 10ft by 5ft Ifor Williams model, with the licence plate K997 MGW.

Anyone who has any information about the theft, or who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, should contact police on 101, ext 69191.