Man, 18, arrested over "suspicious items" in Newcastle

Police have evacuated INTO university building at the Haymarket in Newcastle city centre and said they are in the very early stages of an investigation into reports of potentially suspicious items.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Northumbria Police stress there is no cause for concern.

Police cordoned off an area of Newcastle city centre around the university building where the search was taking place
Students from the area were asked to leave the university buildings while the search was taking place

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