Police Xmas gifts plea.
POLICE are urging people to get their new gifts logged.
Residents are encouraged to get new bikes, phones, electricals, tools and other valuables registered with free property logging website Immobilise.com.
And those who received iPads, iPhones and other similar smartphones and tablets for Christmas are urged to activate built in GPS systems and download apps which help locate stolen property.
The crime prevention activity will mean if new property is stolen and later recovered it can be returned to the rightful owner, as well as potentially catching a criminal in possession of stolen goods.
Northumbria Police Supt Mick Paterson said: "I'd like to remind people that it's important to take a few moments to take a note of the serial number and register with immobilise where an image can be uploaded and the serial number recorded."
Supt Mick Paterson