Two arrests have been made following a "high value" burglary at farm and garden suppliers Sam Turners almost two months ago.

Raiders broke into the building on Darlington Road, in Northallerton, at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, October 24 and got away off with a large number of expensive power tools which were loaded into a heavy goods vehicle with a white tractor unit pulling a blue curtain sided trailer.

The vehicle was seen travelling through Northallerton and at Standard Way, near Sam Turners, around 10.30pm and heading down Darlington Road, Northallerton High Street and Thirsk Road at 11.28pm.

Darlington and Stockton Times: CCTV images issued after the burglary at Sam Turner's

Sergeant Chris Hughes told Northallerton Town Council this week that North Yorkshire Police are investigating links to organised crime in Leeds in connection with the raid and arrests had been made.

Following the meeting, a spokesperson for the force said: “As part of the ongoing investigation, two men aged 46 and 29 from Leeds have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They were released on condition bail while enquiries continue.”

Turning to other matters, Sgt Hughes told councillors there had been anti social behaviour issues in the town which were connected to one young person who had been arrested and the police were working on interventions.

He said there had also been problems with graffiti in several areas and officers are appealing for information about anyone seen with a can of spray paint.

He added: "The graffiti is causing a real issue. We are appealing to people to keep an eye out, if they see anyone hanging around with a spray can, we need to get on top of that."

After complaints about illegal vapes and counterfeit tobacco, he said the police had been working with trading standards.

Sgt Hughes told councillors: "We have had a spike in burglary, a lot attributed to either one person locally or organised crime. If I was asked 'is it out of control' I would say no. Are we on top of it? I would say yes. I think it will taper back off to normal numbers."