Police have arrested four men in County Durham in connection with firearms offences.
The men were arrested last night, after police followed a car in Consett, as part of a planned operation.
A Webley revolver was recovered near the scene. No one was injured.
One man was arrested at the scene. Three others were arrested later, after after police received information from the public.
The four men area are aged between 23 and 28, and are all from the Derwentside and Sunderland areas.