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Coronavirus: Darlington nurse's uniform stolen in burglary

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Image caption The nurse had been working at Darlington Memorial Hospital

The uniform of a nurse who had been working on a coronavirus ward has been stolen in a burglary.

Thieves struck at the nurse's home on Neville Road in Darlington on Saturday, stealing a bike, laptop and guitar.

They also took a plastic biobag containing the nurse's uniform, which had not been washed since a shift at Darlington Memorial Hospital.

Two men, aged 28 and 30, have since been arrested on suspicion of burglary, Durham Police said.

It is not yet known how long coronavirus lasts on clothes.

The nurse's property has been recovered by officers.

Det Sgt Claire Callaghan said: "NHS staff are selflessly trying to combat the coronavirus so to target a nurse who is working tirelessly to help the public is particularly despicable.

"We would like to thank the public for their help in this case."

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