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A HAMMER-WIELDING thief held-up a social club and took cash from its fruit machines.

Police are now hunting the thief, who hit the Red House Working Men’s club in Rawmarsh Road, Red House, Sunderland, earlier today. Officers say they received a report of the incident at 1.35pm.

A police spokesman said: “This man threatened staff and stole a quantity of cash from the fruit machines before leaving the premises.”

Anyone who has information or anyone who witnessed the incident can contact Northumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.