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Four men have been arrested as part of a police operation to crack down on rural crime in Northumberland.
Officers carried out a string of dawn raids at properties in Stobhill, Blyth and Bedlington on Tuesday as part of an investigation into drug supply, burglary and theft in the area.
As a result, four men were detained on suspicion of burglary, handling stolen goods, public order and insurance fraud.
A number of suspected stolen items were also seized, including a cable locating system worth almost £2,000.
Neighbourhood sergeant Ian Pattison, of Northumbria Police, said: “Organised crime can devastate communities and often spearheaded by heartless individuals only out to make a profit.
“Yesterday, as part of our ongoing proactive activity, we were able to arrest four suspects who have been assisting officers with their enquiries, while we also seized evidence that will prove invaluable moving forward.
Been to see a very interesting person today.
Had a chat on Bedlington and the Furnace.
She has given me a photo of The Last of the Nailers.
She says it is Bedlington and on the back it is dated 1858.
This has got me puzzled as of the date but it is in her families photographs and she aint sure who it is of.
She is getting on in late life now and have to take that into my thinking.
Could this be the Gibson family of Bedlington and a previous family member have written this on the back of the photo ?
I don't know, what do you think. ?
Post something else later as soon as it is scanned. From the elderly lady too.
Do you think we could recreate Bedlington Front Street from years ago by using old pics ?
I think it would be worth doing.
Malcolm , i reckon it would be good for your project. What do you think.
here's two pics , we could add on to these and re-create the street if we could get enough pics from that time