Cigarettes worth £1,600 are stolen

Police are appealing for information after a large quantity of cigarettes were stolen from a vehicle in Shiremoor.

Between 3.40pm and 3.50pm on Thursday, October 31, thieves broke into a delivery van parked in Park Lane.

They stole around £1,600 worth of various types of cigarette.

Officers believe the offenders may have been in a white van and are appealing to anyone who saw such a vehicle in the Lesbury Avenue, Etal Crescent and Park Lane areas around the time of the theft to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting 062898D/13.