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28 January 2012, 08:54 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
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.