Update following incident on Benfield Road

25 Jan 2018 09:00 AM

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At about 8.25pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 24) officers were deployed to Benfield Road in Newcastle after receiving a report of concern for a male.

During the incident, the 50-year-old man discharged a firearm.

He was taken to hospital with what are described as life changing but non-life threatening injuries.

No-one else was injured and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

As is standard practice with such incidents, a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).