Tyne & Wear

'Cafe quiche thieves' in armed stand-off in Berwick

Two men who were allegedly involved in a six-hour stand-off after breaking into a cafe have appeared in court.

The men are accused of barricading themselves into Cafe@Marshalls in Berwick-upon-Tweed in the early hours of Sunday.

Witnesses said dozens of officers in riot gear, with Tasers and dogs, spent hours trying to talk the men out.

Cafe owner Angela Marshall said: "Apparently they were hungry for quiche."

She added: "People come from all over for our quiche, but that was taking it a bit far."

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said two men aged 20 and 21, both from Berwick, appeared before Bedlington magistrates, charged with burglary and affray

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