Update to alleged shooting in Follingsby

21 Mar 2016 10:56 AM

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This is an update in relation to the alleged shooting near to Follingsby in Gateshead that happened on Sunday evening.

A full investigation has been carried out into the incident and we now know there was no shooting and no firearms involved in the incident.

We have traced and spoken to people involved in the incident and established that they were using camera equipment to film the cars driving on the  A194 at around 6pm on Sunday evening.

We believe the person who reported this to us has seen the camera equipment being held outside of the vehicle and assumed that it was a firearm.

The call was made in good faith and they did the right thing in reporting this to police.

The A194 is fully re-opened and there will be no further closures in the area.


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