Metal worth thousands of pounds stolen from South Tyneside building site

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THIEVES have escaped with thousands of pounds worth of metal from a South Tyneside building site.

The theft from the site in Cotswold Lane in Boldon happened between 3.30pm on August 1 and 7.10am on August 4.

Eight pallets of metal lintels were stolen.

It is thought the criminals used a flat bed or transit-type van or truck - to transport the metal.

They left the site via the entrance off Hutton Street.

Anyone with information or saw anyone acting suspicious or knows of the whereabouts of the stolen metal contact police on 101 ext 69191. Callers are asked to quote reference number 233 04/08/14 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.