Man charged with affray after police called to a South Shields street following an incident at a house

A 33-year-old man has been charged after police were called to a South Shields street on Sunday, April 19.

By Ryan Smith
Sunday, 19th April 2020, 7:07 pm
Updated Monday, 20th April 2020, 4:39 pm

Northumbria Police have charged a 33-year-old man with affray after they were called to a South Shields address on Sunday, April 19.

Officers were called to St. Cuthbert’s Avenue at around 4pm on Sunday afternoon after receiving concerning reports for a man’s wellbeing.

When they arrived, he began to act aggressively towards officers and the street was cordoned off for a short time while police dealt with the incident.

File picture. Police were called to St. Cuthbert's Avenue on Sunday, April 19.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “Shortly after 4pm we received a report of concern for a male at an address on St Cuthbert’s Avenue, South Shields.

“Officers attended and found a distressed male who subsequently began acting aggressively towards officers.

“The 33-year-old male was arrested a short time after and has since been charged with affray.”

He is due to appear in court later today.

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