Copper stolen in burglary

04 Aug 2016 12:48 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a former residential home in Northumberland.

It happened at Avala Park Residential Home on Mile Road, Widdrington, in Morpeth between 1am and 1.40pm on Saturday, July 23.

Intruders entered the disused building and cut a substantial amount of copper piping before stealing it along with taps, cabling and copper cylinders which had been removed from 36 rooms in the premises.

The burglary together with the damage caused to the building is valued at a total of £200,000.

Neighbourhood Acting Inspector Mick Aspey said: "We're appealing for witnesses to this burglary which has also caused a huge amount of damage to the premises when the copper was ripped out the building.

"We're also appealing for anyone who may be offered similar copper items for sale to contact police."

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact them.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 735 of 23/07/16 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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