Bomb squad called to South Shields street as part of 'ongoing police operation'

Bomb disposal officers were called to search a South Shields home as part of a Northumbria Police investigation.

The public reported seeing the specialist unit in Osborne Avenue, South Shields, “all afternoon” on Friday, April 24.

A force spokeswoman told the Gazette: “Yesterday, as part of an ongoing police operation in South Shields, the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD) were called to assist officers in searching an address on Osborne Avenue.

“There is no wider risk to the public and inquiries are ongoing.”

The unit was called to Osborne Avenue, South Shields, on Friday, April 24.

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