Police to investigate after Belford break ins

Police in a Northumberland village are stepping up patrols after a number of reported burglaries

Police in a Northumberland village are stepping up patrols after a number of reported burglaries.

Over the weekend five burglaries were reported in Belford, and it is believed they probably happened overnight on Sunday night into Monday morning.

One happened at a shed in the grounds of the Health Centre at Croftfield but nothing was stolen from inside. A window was smashed at a building site canteen at Rynham Close but nothing was stolen.

At Dinningside, an attempt was made to force entry to a shed which belonged to a pigeon club, but again nothing was stolen. And at Meadow Park thieves went into a garden shed and stole a strimmer.

Belford Golf Club at South Road was also broken into, with items from the trophy cabinet and alcohol stolen. It is believed the five offences may be connected.

Police are stepping up patrols in the village and the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be speaking with local residents to reassure them and pass on crime prevention advice.

They will also ensure residents get their hands on free shed locks funded by the Local Multi Agency Partnership.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.

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