Four people have been arrested in connection with a shooting outside a Tyneside pub.
It happened on Friday evening, December 14, beside The Wheatsheaf pub in Benton.
Three men and one woman have been arrested. Officers say the injured man was specifically targeted in the incident.
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The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.
71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.