THE theft of a blue Land Rover Defender is being investigated, police confirm.

The car is believed to have been taken overnight from the Thornley gate area, near Allendale, between 11pm on Saturday (September 4) and 7am the following morning.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Anyone with information, CCTV or dash-cam footage who can assist officers with the investigation is asked to contact police online via the 'Tell us Something' function of the website and quote log NP-20210905-0298."