Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at the Queen’s Head in Morpeth.
Officers were called to the premises on Bridge Street, which have been boarded up for a number of months, at 5.17am this morning after reports of intruders.
They searched the vicinity and found that bundles of lead flashing had been removed from the roof and left in the rear yard.
Following inquiries, a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He is currently detained in custody.
Officers investigating the incident are making house-to-house inquiries. No entry was gained inside the building.
Anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or anyone with information about the offence, is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101, quoting log number 147 of 09/06/16.
Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.