Enquiries continue into suspected firearm incident in South Shields' Prince Edward Road

Two men remain under investigation as enquiries continue into an incident on Prince Edward Road in South Shields.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 12:29 pm

A cordon was in place in Gorse Avenue and Prince Edward Road on Monday, March 15 and police said searches were taking place at a number of addresses in the area.

Officers later revealed they believe the damage was likely to have been caused by a firearm, but confirmed nobody was injured.

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A police cordon was in place on Gorse Avene and Prince Edward Road, South Shields following the incident.

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Two men aged 27 and 48 were arrested on Wednesday, March 17, on suspicion of possessing a firearm with the intent to cause fear.

But on March 22, police confirmed that one man had been released on bail and another man had been released under investigation.

In a statement today, Friday, April 16, Northumbria Police provided an update into the incident.

Police officers were stationed outside of a property on Gorse Avene and Prince Edward Road, South Shields following the incident.

A force spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are ongoing and both remain under investigation.”

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