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Chemicals seized in Ashington property search

Police say this is an isolated incident Photo: PA

A man has been arrested after a police search uncovered a quantity of chemicals in Ashington.

Police were called to a property on Chestnut Street on May 31 to reports of a 'known male' with a suspected firearm.

Officers attended and arrested a local man suspected of possession of controlled drugs. They are reassuring members of the public that they are not at any risk from the recovered items.

"I would like to reassure local residents and the wider public that we are treating this as an isolated incident and they are not at any risk from the items we have recovered.

"A local man has been arrested and is currently helping us with our enquiries and we aren't looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

"We would also ask that if anyone has any information that may help with our enquiries to please contact us."

– Chief Superintendent Sharon Scott

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.