Cheeky thief takes carpet

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A THIEF with an unusual swag is being hunted by police.

 An appeal has been launched by Durham Police after the carpet laid in the front room of an end terrace house in Eighth Street, Horden, was ripped out and taken.

 The damage and theft happened after the door of the unoccupied home was forced open.

 Police say the incident happened between Friday, January 14, and Sunday, January 23.

 The house is close to one of the main routes into the residential area and police hope someone has information which could help them track down the thief.