Tyne & Wear

Two arrested on suspicion of stealing manhole covers

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing manhole covers after a van was stopped and searched in Northumberland.

Officers stopped and checked the transit van in Blyth as part of Operation Coin, which aims to tackle metal thefts in the county.

They discovered a number of metal manhole covers inside the vehicle.

Two men, aged 31 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of theft and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

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