Tyne & Wear

Laughing gas taken in Newcastle car theft

A car containing dozens of canisters of laughing gas has been stolen in Newcastle.

The nitrous oxide was being delivered to a property in the Jesmond area when the driver was threatened by two men armed with knives.

They took his Peugeot 406, along with his stock of 75 canisters of the gas.

Northumbria Police has appealed for information about the theft in Holly Avenue, which took place at about 04:55 BST.

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