THIEVES and poachers have been spotted across Tynedale this week, according to police.

Northumbria Police's Farmwatch flagged up a number of reports on farms, including the theft of a trailer from a shead near Carter Bar ovenight on Wednesday, November 6.

Police also reported an attempted burglary at Dotland, near Whitley Chapel, between 8pm on Wednesday and 8.40am on Thursday.

Officers said offenders attempted, but failed, to gain entry into two large sheds, and a green Range Rover was spotted in the area just before 2am.
Just after midnight on Friday, in the hamlet of Wooley, near Slaley, a local farmer spotted a stationary vehicle and lights shining into fields.

Police believe the visitors were poachers but, although they attended the area, they were unable to locate anybody.