Did you see anything, anything at all?

As a public service, sharing a Northumbria police appeal for witnesses.

Beach towel stolen

Dated: 16 Jul 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a towel from a North Tyneside beach.

It happened on Sunday, July 12 from 4pm to 5pm at Tynemouth Longsands beach. A dark blue towel with ‘DRYROBE’ written on the front in red and white was stolen.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference number 43728L/15 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Via Kate Smurthwaite


  1. says

    I hope that they have helicopters in the air to aid in the search for the perp(s). This kind of excessive lawlessness MUST NOT be tolerated! What is society coming to?

  2. don1 says

    Actually, by and large they are a pretty good bunch. When my old (and since deceased) terrier went missing they were really helpful despite it not being their job. The officer who spoke to me even rang back at the end of her shift to see if I had found her and seemed genuinely pleased to hear that I had. As police forces go, Northumbria’s is very satisfactory.

  3. Funny Diva says

    I’ve been listening to a lot of M C Beaton audiobooks lately.
    Sounds like something that would happen in Loch Dubh, Sutherland!

  4. Funny Diva says

    But it *is* very important to Always Know Where Your Towel Is.
    Or so the Guide[book] tells me…

  5. Saad says

    Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference number 43728L/15

    Is anyone really going to wring?

    Okay, I’ll stop.

  6. guest says

    This reminds me of some of the newspaper banners outside the corner grocery–I think my favourite so far was ‘DOG EATS COUPLE’S WEDDING CAKE.’ There just isn’t that much news in the north of England, I guess.

  7. PatrickG says

    @ Saad:

    Okay, I’ll stop.

    I don’t see any reason to fold so quickly. Some of us appreciate dry humor.

  8. opposablethumbs says

    For those who have not yet had the pleasure, may I recommend a visit to the Isles of Scilly police force blog (IslesofScillyPolice on facebook). I suppose it’s something made possible by the existence of a very small and largely economically stable + socially/racially homogenous community … but I still couldn’t help kind of wanting to live there.

    They would probably help you find your towel too.

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