Garden centre targeted

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after thieves attempted to steal ceramic pots from a council-owned garden centre.

It is believed the thieves targeted the Stranton Garden Nursery, in Tanfield Road, Hartlepool, some time over the weekend and had started to load the pots on to trolleys when they were disturbed, before leaving the centre empty handed.

Police have been informed of the break-in and officers say enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hartlepool Police on (01642) 302178 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.