Pair to appear in court after theft from Blyth museum

TWO men have been arrested after a theft from a museum in Blyth.

Thieves broke into the World War Two battery museum on Links Road overnight on Wednesday, March 27, and into the early hours of the following day.

They stole two generators and tools worth more than £2,000.

And in the early hours of the Thursday morning, police officers on routine patrol in West Terrace, Stakeford, disturbed three men unloading items from a car into a house.

The men fled and officers found the stolen items from the battery in the car and house.

Three men were arrested nearby and the property returned to the museum.

Christopher Anthony Lynn, 20, of Fairway, Stakeford, and Daniel Mounsey, 20, of West Terrace, Choppington, were charged with joint burglary and will appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 16.

A third man, aged 19, was given a police caution.