Police are investigating after several lengths of copper piping were stolen from the top of a van parked in Station Road, in Middleton St George, at about 10.30am on Thursday, January 24.

It is thought that the piping was taken from a tube box mounted on the unattended red Renault Trafic panel van by a man who got out of a dark green, old-style Citroen Saxo.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Darlington police on the non-emergency 101 number.

PACT MEETING: The Middleton St George police and communities together (Pact) meeting will take place at Dinsdale Court, in the village, at 6.30pm on Wednesday, January 30.

FIELD CLUB: The next meeting of the Darlington and Teesdale Naturalists Club will take place on Monday, February 4, at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, at 7.30pm. The meeting will include a talk by Joannah Collins (CORR), entitled Wildlife at Teesmouth. For more information visit dtnfc.org