A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a £6,000 stolen trailer was recovered by police.

Shortly before 1am yesterday (18 June), Northumbria police Motor Patrols Department spotted a Land Rover Freelander towing a trailer on the A69 near Corbridge.

After the occupant roused suspicion, police tracked and stopped the vehicle – with the driver admitting to being disqualified and having no documents.

Further enquiries saw the Ifor Williams trailer had been stolen from Scotland, with it being registered to another vehicle across the border.

It was subsequently seized and the 28-year-old man arrested and brought into custody.

The man arrested has been charged with driving whilst disqualified, having no insurance, failing to provide a specimen and having no test certificate.

He is due to appear before magistrates in Newcastle next month.

Enquiries are ongoing alongside Police Scotland into the suspected trailer theft.