Police activity in Sunderland - 12 people arrested
01 Mar 2016 18:00 PM[View Full Size]
Police are appealing for witnesses after a window was shot at in Sunderland on Monday (February 29).
The incident happened in Edgmond Court at around 1.40pm.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident and this afternoon police have carried out several warrants at addresses in Sunderland. Seven people have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Earlier today, two vehicles were stopped in Fulwell Road and five men arrested.
Extra officers are in the area to offer reassurance to the local community.
Detectives are continuing to carry out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses.
Southern Area Command Chief Inspector Paul Milner said: "Our priority is ensuring the safety of members of the public and while we do not believe those involved intend to harm wider members of the public it is important that their actions are stopped immediately.
"We have carried out warrants this afternoon and arrested seven people who are currently in police custody. Five people were also arrested after two vehicles were stopped in Fulwell Road. Our enquiries are continuing into this incident and we are not ruling out more arrests.
"We know our communities will be concerned and I would like to reassure them we are doing everything we can to ensure everyone who is involved is arrested. This may mean over the course of the next few days or weeks there will be further activity and I would ask that our communities are not alarmed by this.
"We will have extra officers on patrol in the areas that are affected and I would urge anyone who is concerned to speak to an officer on patrol or they can ring us on 101 and ask to speak to the local neighbourhood policing team.
"As our enquiries continue we are asking members of the public to help and would ask anyone who has information about the incident at Edgmond Court come forward. If anyone has information we would ask them to get in contact, if they do not want to speak to police they can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Anyone with information can contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 511 290216 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.