One arrest after armed police respond to report of man armed with a crossbow in South Shields

Armed police were called to a South Tyneside street after a report of a man disturbance involving a man armed with a crossbow.

One man was arrested after officers were called to a house in Eglesfield Road in South Shields yesterday evening, Sunday, September 4.

The 31-year-old suspect is still in custody today while enquiries continue.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson appealed for anyone with information to get in touch: “Shortly before 7.25pm yesterday, Sunday, we received a report of a disturbance at an address on Eglesfield Road in South Shields,” she said.

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“It was reported that a man may have been in possession of a crossbow. Officers were deployed to the scene and a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

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"He remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on our website quoting log NP-20220905-1017.”

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Police at the scene last night
Police were called to Eglesfield Road last night