Man arrested after firearms incident in Heaton

06 Aug 2016 17:52 PM

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Police have arrested a man following an alleged firearms incident in Heaton.

At 5pm on Friday, August 5, police received a report that a man had been seen in possession of a firearm of some kind in Chillingham Road, Heaton.

An investigation was launched and on Saturday afternoon (Aug 6) a man was arrested in connection with the incident. He is currently in police custody.

A search of the man's home address led to officers recovering  an air weapon.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate the second man believed involved in the incident.

Police would like to thank the public for their help with the investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 828 05/08/16.

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