Hunt for plant pot thieves

POLICE are hunting thieves who swiped three tubs from outside a house.

The plant pots were taken from a property in Joyce Road, Hartlepool, between 10pm on Saturday, May 19, and 11.30am the next day.

Two were ceramic, rectangular and ivory in colour. They were 2ft-tall and 10in-wide.

The other was teracotta coloured with a small fern tree inside.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “All three pots were heavy and it would have taken at least two people to carry them.”

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact PC Matt Kenning, of Hartlepool Police on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting event number V91887.