Tyne & Wear

Man hurt in Northumberland burglar attack

A 68-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by burglars in Northumberland.

The man had tried to stop the men leaving a nearby cottage in Birling, Warkworth, after seeing them carrying a television set.

One man knocked him to the ground while a second punched him, before they both made off in a white transit van.

The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: "Additional uniformed officers are on patrol in the area to reassure local people and to answer any questions residents may have."

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