Police praise community in Morpeth

07 Mar 2016 11:53 AM

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Police are praising the community in Morpeth after a report of suspected diesel theft resulted in an arrest.

At just after 4.30pm, on Sunday,  March 6, police received a report of suspected fuel theft at Houndlee. This was after a man was seen acting suspiciously around a digger which was parked in a layby in the A1068, Widdrington.

Enquiries were carried out and police arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of theft. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Morpeth Neighbourhood Inspector, Richard Anderson, is now urging anyone who witnesses anything that raises suspicions to always report it to police.

Insp Anderson said: "I would like to thank the people for coming forward with this information.

"Any information we receive from the public may be helpful when investigating incidents or reports and these people were right to report their concerns to police.

"I would ask anyone in our community who has any concerns or witnesses anything untoward, to report it to police. There may be a simple explanation to the behaviour but there is no harm in reporting it to make officers aware."

Anyone with any concerns can contact the Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.

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