Police are appealing fro help to trace a South Shields man wanted in connection with possession of a firearm.
Officers are looking for 37-year-old Thomas Dalton, who lives in Prince Edward Road.
Officers want to locate and speak to him in connection with an ongoing investigation.
A police spokesman said he is wanted in connection with the possession of a firearm. However, he is not thought to pose any danger to the public.
Inquiries are in progress to locate him and anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.