Dangerous motorists get warning

Dangerous drivers across the county are being warned that police will take action against anyone caught breaking the law.

The warning comes after a car was uplifted in Blyth after it was seen driving at excessive speeds around the Links Road area by an off-duty police officer.

Officers from the Blyth neighbourhood policing team had the car uplifted under the Section 69 Reform Act, which enables police to seize vehicles being driven illegal or in an anti-social manner.

Sergeant Garry Neill has issued a warning to motorists.

He said: “We take action on these dangerous drivers to protect the community – someone could get seriously injured or even killed.

“It is not worth risking your life or someone else’s just for a brief moment of showing off in front of your friends.

“The team are listening to residents’ concerns and we are cracking down on these offenders.”

Two people have also been arrested after car parts were recovered in Cramlington.

At 5.05am on Thursday, May 16, a car was stopped at Northumberland Business Park in the town, where a number of catalytic converters and sat navs were found inside.

Two men aged 30 and 21 who were in the vehicle were arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and are helping with enquiries.