Man Arrested Over Gun Incident

28 January 2012, 08:54

A man's been arrested after an incident involving a gun in Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring.

It happened on Friday night (27th January) just before 7:30pm when police received report of a man with what was believed to be a gun outside the Fox and Hounds pub in Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring.

Firearms officers attended and a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence

An item, believed to be an air weapon, was recovered at the scene.

No one was injured in the incident.

Local officers are out in the area to provide reassurance

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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