Unusual theft reported

Police are appealing for information after a distinctive item was stolen in Northumberland.

It happened between midnight on Monday, February 2, and 8am on Monday, February 9, when the shoemaking tool was stolen from outside the Post Office at Newton on the Moor, near Alnwick.

The tool is a cobbler’s last, a holding device used to fashion or repair shoes, and has three shoe stands in different sizes, painted red.

Police are appealing for anyone with information, or who has seen the stolen property, or has information about its whereabouts, to contact them on 101, ext. 69191, quoting reference 337 09/02/15, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.