Man arrested over 'machete' incident in Jarrow street

A man has been arrested following a weapons incident in Jarrow.

Tuesday, 13th August 2019, 1:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th August 2019, 11:57 am

Residents have told the Gazette they saw armed officers and a dog unit arrive in the area of Derby Street and Hope Street at 8.50pm on Monday.

Following a “short confrontation” they said a man was arrested, with a machete spotted during the incident.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Police were made aware of a man believed to be in possession of a bladed weapon in Jarrow.

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Police on the scene of the incident in Jarrow.

“Armed officers were deployed and a 28-year-old man was arrested on Derby Street on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

“No one was injured during the incident and the man arrested currently remains in police custody.”

Contact police on 101.