Tyne & Wear

Lamppost and CCTV cut down in Newcastle street

Vandals used a saw to cut down a lamppost and destroy a CCTV camera in Newcastle, police have said.

Officers said thousands of pounds of damage was caused in the incident at about 20:10 GMT on Tuesday.

Police said the lamppost was targeted in Denton Avenue, at its junction with Dene Avenue, in Lemington.

Appealing for witnesses to come forward, neighbourhood sergeant Jason Kell said: "This is completely mindless damage."

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