Man shot by police arrested after being released from hospital

A man who was shot by police in a North East town this morning has been released from hospital.

The scene of this morning's shooting
The scene of this morning's shooting

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital following this morning’s incident in Bishop Auckland, although his injuries were not life-threatening. He has since been released from hospital and has been arrested.

Police were called to the town at 10.46am after reports that a man had been seen in the area with a firearm.

During the ensuing operation, a shot was fired by an armed officer and a suspect was taken to hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been informed of the incident.

Police thanked residents for their patience during the ongoing investigation.

Chief inspector Stephen Ball, of Durham Constabulary, said: "Obviously, this is a serious incident and the public would rightly expect a thorough investigation.

"We are fully co-operating with the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident and we would like to reassure residents that there is no wider threat to the public.


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"We would like to thank residents for their support and patience while the investigation continues”.A MAN who was injured during this morning’s incident in Bishop Auckland has now been released from hospital.

A 23-year-old man is being held at Darlington Police Station for questioning.