Man arrested after knife incident in Jarrow

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and a knife recovered in the Broomfield area of Jarrow's Hedworth Estate today

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and a knife recovered in the Broomfield area of Jarrow's Hedworth Estate today

A man has been arrested after a knife incident in Jarrow today.

Police were called out to the Broomfield area on the Hedworth Estate at 7.50am after a report that a man had been seen in possession of a knife.

Officers arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

A knife was recovered and the man is currently in police custody.

Northumbria Police said officers are in the area carrying out further enquiries into the incident.

Anyone with any information can contact police on 101 quoting reference number 345 19/06/16.