Armed police are in Fenham after reports of a man seen with a gun in Croydon Road.
Police raids found two air weapons, both of which were seized.
Four people have been arrested
Police are appealing for witnesses after a two vehicle crash in Ashington.
A police car was following a Ford Mondeo car on Woodhorn Road when the it pulled out of sight at speed.
It happened around 5pm on Monday, January 30, on Milburn Road.
Shortly after, the Ford hit a Nissan Quashqai before slamming into a wall on Milburn Road. It eventually came to a standstill after crashing into a tree. The two people inside of the Mondeo then ran off.
Officers have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of failing to stop after an accident, he has been bailed pending further enquiries.
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The force says giving all officers high-tech mobile devices will allow them to spend more time on frontline policing and improve efficiency.Read the full story ›
A police dog has returned to work after he injured himself running through a glass door trying to catch a burglar.Read the full story ›
Police investigating an assault in a South Shields nightclub are appealing for the public's help to trace a man wanted in connection with the assault.
In the early hours of Sunday 18 December a man in his twenties was seriously assaulted and taken to hospital for treatment.
Police are keen to trace 26-year-old Shaun Mason from Jarrow who was in Viva nightclub at the time of the attack.
Enquiries are ongoing to locate him and anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to get in contact with Northumbria Police.
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Police have arrested one person off their 'most wanted list'. They're still appealing for help in tracking down the other nine.Read the full story ›
Extra police patrols will be carried out in December at railway stations to ensure the safety of travellers in Northumberland.Read the full story ›
The Northumbria Police Operation Dragoon team has been honoured for its work in road safety.Read the full story ›