Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in South Shields

The man was arrested in the Richmond Road area.
The man was arrested in the Richmond Road area.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in South Shields.

Officers stressed there was no danger to the public after they carried out an operation in the Richmond Road area of West Park tonight.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “The 38-year-old was arrested at an address in the area of Richmond Road earlier this evening.

“At no stage was there any wider risk to the public.”