RADIO controlled helicopters worth almost £1,000 were stolen from a shop last week.

On Thursday, February 6 the theft of a range of radio controlled helicopters and controls valued at more than £900 from the North East Model Centre, Chester-le-Street was reported to Durham police.

Officers investigating the theft are now appealing for help to identify two people captured on CCTV footage of the incident.

Anyone who knows the people pictured is asked to contact Chester-le-Street police on 101, quoting CRI00249965 as the crime reference number and PC 2989 Hagar as the investigating officer.