POLICE are linking two attempted burglaries in Spennymoor on Wednesday night.

At about 8.35pm the bolts on a garage door, in Craddock Street, were broken and 20 minutes later entry was forced to a council storage unit, in Ox Close Crescent.

In both cases nothing was stolen and a group of teenagers were seen nearby.

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Anyone with information can contact Spennymoor neighbourhood police team on 101.

DANCE PLEA: New members are welcome to the afternoon tea dance held at The Welfare Hall, Leeholme Road, Leeholme, near Bishop Auckland, on Mondays, 1.30pm. Admission £1.50.

METAL THEFTS: Police in Ferryhill are appealing for information after lead was stolen from a house roof, in Church Lane, overnight on Tuesday (February 25) and a brass tap was removed from an empty property, in Brancepeth Road, the following night. Residents are urged to be vigilant and anyone with information can call Spennymoor neighbourhood police team on 101.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: Spennymoor Town Council will hold a meeting of its allotments committee on Tuesday, March 4, at 6.45pm, followed by finance and general purposes committee.