A digger and trailer has been stolen in an overnight raid on a building site in Sunderland.
Thieves escaped with the JCB digger and trailer from a building site next to the Highfield Hotel in East Rainton in Houghton.
The theft happened overnight on Tuesday.
Police are appealing for witnesses and asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 199 111115 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.