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Man charged after armed stand-off at Jarrow bookmakers

The bookmakers in Grange road where the hostage situation took place. Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged in connection with an armed stand-off at a Jarrow bookmakers.

On Sunday evening police were called to reports of a man in possession of a firearm inside the Coral bookmakers in Grange Road.

Officers negotiated with the man to try and get him to exit the store. Four hostages who were being held inside the bookmakers were released safely.

39-year-old Alistair Gallow of Percy Street in Jarrow has been charged with nine offences including false imprisonment and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court this morning.

  • Latest update: Alistair Gallow has appeared in Court today, January 10th.

Josef Craig wins bronze at Rio

Josef Craig wins bronze in Rio Credit: PA

Jarrow Paralympian Josef Craig has won a bronze in the men’s 100m freestyle S8 final.

The 19-year-old touched in 58.19 seconds behind Chinese champion Wang Yinan while teammate Oliver Hynd was fourth in 58.85.

Josef, who swims for the City of Sunderland, was reclassified from the S7 class to S8 after turning 18.

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