Investigation after two suspects on motorbike shoot firearm at The Bank pub on Norton High Street

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An apparent bullet hole in the window of The Bank pub in Norton. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A section of a high street was cordoned off after two suspects shot a firearm at a pub on Teesside.

Cleveland Police said the pair turned up to The Bank TS20 pub, on Norton High Street, on a motorbike and wearing helmets at about 12:30am on Wednesday 29 June.

They then reportedly drove south after the shooting along Norton High Street towards Norton Road, in the direction of Stockton town centre.

The premises was closed at the time of the incident and no one was inside.

Police have been on scene and part of the high street outside of the pub was cordoned off. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The area remained cordoned off throughout Wednesday morning.

The pub confirmed at 11.30am on Wednesday that it had reopened.

In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for the pub said: "Unfortunately, last night an incident occurred where damage was inflicted to the outside of the pub.

"The incident took place after we were closed and luckily no one was in the building or hurt."

Damage appears to have been caused in the suspected shooting at The Bank pub in Norton. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

They added that the matter was unrelated to staff, the owner, or the business.

An investigation is underway and no arrests have been made.

Detectives are appealing to any witnesses, anyone with information or anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage from the areas at the time the incident happened to contact 101.

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