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.
More top news
Ice and snow return as February draws to a close.
Irene Clennell, a County Durham mother deported to Singapore, has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees, describing her treatment as 'degrading'.
Rafa Benitez has confirmed Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle is unavailable for their game against Brighton & Hove Albion