Update following incident on Benfield Road
25 Jan 2018 09:00 AM[View Full Size]
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).