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Police investigating Byker shooting make arrests

Police investigating a shooting in Newcastle have arrested two men.

A 32-year-old man was shot inside an address in Scarborough Road in Byker just before 6pm on May 30. He was taken to hospital with two gunshot injuries to his legs and a head injury. He remains in a stable condition.

Yesterday evening, police arrested John Mario Thompson, 29, and David Francis, 28, on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 42-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Byker shooting: Armed police search property

Police at the scene of the search in Canterbury Road in Byker Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Armed police have searched a house in Byker, as part of an investigation into a shooting over the weekend.

Police surrounded the house in Canterbury Street, but say no further arrests were made as a result of the search.

A 41-year-old man was arrested and bailed at the weekend on suspicion of attempted murder, along with a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon.

A 32-year-old man suffered two gunshot wounds to his leg in the shooting, which happened on nearby Scarborough Road just before 6pm on Saturday.

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Police appeal for witnesses after Newcastle shooting

Scarborough Road in Newcastle, where a man was shot in the leg twice. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Police are urging witnesses to come forward. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Police want witnesses to come forward after a man was shot in Newcastle.

It happened on Scarborough Road in Byker at around 6pm on Saturday (31 May). Police rushed to the scene and found a 32-year-old man in a house with two gunshot wounds to his leg. He was taken to hospital.

Man shot on residential road in Newcastle

A man was shot on Scarborough Road in Newcastle last night. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Police have arrested two people after a man was shot in Newcastle.

It happened at a house on Scarborough Road, in Byker, just before 6pm last night. Officers found a 32-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to his leg. He was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 41-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder and a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon.

Police make arrests after man shot in Newcastle

Police have made two arrests after a man was shot in Newcastle house.

Officers rushed to Scarborough Road, in Byker, just before 6pm yesterday evening (Saturday 30 May).

A 32-year-old man was taken to hospital with two gun shot wounds to his leg and a minor head injury. He is still in hospital but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon.

Extra officers are currently in the area to provide reassurance to the local community. Members of the public with information can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

We believe that the offenders were known to the victim and this has been an isolated incident. There is no threat to any members of the public and extra officers will remain in the Scarborough Road area today to carry out further enquiries and offer reassurance to members of the public. We have two people in custody helping us with our enquiries and I'd urge anyone with any information to contact police as soon as possible."

– Superintendent Mick Paterson, Northumbria Police

Aggravated burglary in Newcastle

Police are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Newcastle.

It happened at 7pm on March 9, when a man forced entry into an address on Canterbury Street, Byker, armed with a machete and assaulted a person inside.

Threats were made and the occupant, a 24-year-old man was assaulted. He suffered minor injuries.

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'Good things should be rewarded' says man who donated new bike to leukaemia patient

Anthony McAllister, owner of TJ Taxis in Byker, has spoken of his reasons as to why he decided to donate a new bike to leukaemia patient Declan Munro:

My nephew went through leukaemia so I know what the family is going through. My daughter went to school with Gemma (Declan's mother) so I told her to go round and tell them we'd buy him a new bike.

After we gave him the bike, Declan came round to my house to shake my hand. He's been raising money for charity himself so I knew he was doing good things and I think that should be rewarded.

– Anthony McAllister

Kind stranger donates new bike to leukaemia patient

Declan and his new bike Credit: Gemma Munro

On Friday 15th August, ITV Tyne Tees reported a bike belonging to a leukaemia patient had been stolen in Newcastle (Read more: click here).

Declan Munro's bike was stolen on Wednesday 6th August between 8.30pm and 9.30pm when he went into a shop at Allendale Road in Byker.

The 14-year-old, who has spent the last two years fighting leukaemia and is currently undergoing chemotherapy, was said to be devastated. The bike was donated by charity and worth hundreds of pounds.

As Declan's family shared the police appeal via social media, the story came to the attention of Anthony McAllister who owns a taxi service in Byker and lives nearby.

He decided to dig deep to help the schoolboy and bought him a new Cube bike at the cost of £550.

Declan's new bike, kindly donated by Anthony McAllister, a local taxi service owner Credit: Gemma Munro

Despite his old bike still not being found, Declan is said to be ecstatic with his new bike.

Declan's bike used to get him around so he could go out and play with his friends. It helped him feel normal so when it was stolen he was stuck in the house again.

Now he's got this new bike, he was straight back out with his friends again. It's so brilliant. I can't thank Anthony enough, it is so nice that somebody has done this for him.

– Gemma Munro, Declan's mother
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