Police confirm student's room being searched

Northumbria Police have confirmed a student's room is being searched at Newcastle University because of reports of a potentially suspicious item being found. Bomb disposal teams were brought in to the INTO building at the Haymarket in Newcastle at about 6pm.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

Roads around the area have been closed to drivers and pedestrians.


Man charged over Newcastle University inquiry

18-year-old Russian student has been charged with making an explosive substance after a bomb scare at Newcastle University.