Appeal for victims and witnesses after Hexham arson and theft

A 33-year-old male has been arrested.

Officers are investigating reports of theft and a suspected arson in Hexham, and are now appealing for any victims or witnesses to come forward with information.

At around 1am on Wednesday morning, officers were alerted to an incident from a member of the public, who witnessed an offender attempting to gain access to a shed on Haugh Lane.

It was reported that a man had attempted to force entry to a shed, causing damage in the process. He then gained access to an unlocked van, and stole a number of power tools before fleeing the area.

The offender also reportedly set fire to a log pile on Haugh Lane, which subsequently caused damage to another shed, and the windows of a nearby house.

Police were deployed to the area, Haugh Lane in Hexham, where a 33-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft from a vehicle and arson.

An investigation has been launched and officers are asking for any victims or witnesses to come forward.

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If you have information about the incident, contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 quoting log 1242 280621. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]