Arrest after reports of man armed with ‘large’ knife in South Shields street

Police have made an arrest after reports of a man armed with a “large” knife in a South Tyneside street.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 2:21 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 3:42 pm
Police were called to Hudson Street after reports of a man with a knife

Officers were called to Hudson Street, Tyne Dock, South Shields, at around 1.30pm, today, after concerns were raised.

Police said when officers arrived they found a man in possession of a knife.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At about 1.30pm, today, police received a report a man had been seen carrying a large knife on Hudson Street in South Shields.”

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The spokesman said officers attended and a 22-year-old man was arrested and a knife was seized.

He added: “Nobody has been injured and the man remains in police custody at this time.”