A THIEF has stolen Christmas lights from outside a house.
Police are appealing for information after the reindeer and sleigh light features were stolen from a house in Thornbury Close, Hartlepool.
The thieves cut through a live electrical cable to remove the lights, which has now had to be disconnected to be made safe.
It happened between 8.30am and 3.30pm, on Thursday, and the items were taken from outside the front of the house.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Yasmin Calvert, of Hartlepool Police, on the non-emergency 101 number.