Firearm found in Newcastle during police raids

Police have recovered a firearm during early morning raids that took place in Newcastle today.

A handgun, along with ammunition and approximately £50,000 cash was seized from The Shopping Centre at Chapel House.

Other small amounts of drugs and cash were also recovered during the raids that took place at addresses across Newcastle at dawn.

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Dawn raids in Newcastle

14 people have been arrested in early morning raids across Newcastle. The co-ordinated strikes, part of Operation Magnet, were the culmination of an investigation into drug dealing by an organised crime group in the city.