Turf is stolen from garden

A PATCH of artificial turf was stolen from a back garden.

The theft of the turf happened at a property in Merlin Way, Hartlepool sometime between 9pm on Friday, July 29 and 10am on Saturday, July 30.

The thieves are believed to have entered the back garden, lifted a children’s playhouse, a large slide and children’s toys off the turf before removing the fastenings and rolling it up.

The stolen turf is three metres by four metres and has a rubber backing.

Police are appealing for any information which may help them in tracking down the thieves.

Anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously who may have had a pick-up truck or flat bed truck to transport the turf is asked to call PC Lorene Haworth on (01642) 302178.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.