Thieves nick car plates

MOTORISTS are being urged to be on their guard after two vehicles had number plates stolen from them in Morpeth.

Sometime after noon on Tuesday, December 27, the front and rear number plates were removed from a blue Volkswagen Polo while it was in Morrison Road.

They were then placed onto a maroon Mercedes saloon-type vehicle which obtained fuel without paying from the Morrisons Filling Station at 1.23pm on Thursday, December 29. The Mercedes had four occupants at the time.

A black Kia Sorrento then had its rear number plate stolen when in Howard Road between 9pm on Wednesday, December 28, and 2.15pm on Thursday, December 29.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, extension 69191.