A POLICE helicopter was involved in the search for a burglar on Wednesday night.

Police received reports of a burglary in the Causey Hill area at around 9pm on Wednesday, November 20.

The offender entered a house via a window and stole jewellery.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "Shortly after 9pm on Wednesday, police received a report of a burglary just off Causey Hill Road onto Burnside in Hexham.

"Inquiries were carried out to try and locate those responsible and the police helicopter assisted with a search of the area.

"It appeared as though entry was gained via a window at the rear of the property and that jewellery has been stolen.

"An investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police via 101 and quote reference number 1124 20/11/19."

The theft follows a spate of burglaries in other parts of the district. However, police said they were not aware of an increase in these crimes.