Four arrested after incident involving knife at packed Cullercoats beach on UK's hottest day

People out in the sunshine at cullercoats bay on North Tyneside, on what is forecast to be the hottest day of the year so far. Picture date: Thursday June 16, 2022.
Cullercoats Bay was packed with people enjoying the UK's hottest day on Tuesday. Credit: PA

Four people were arrested following an incident involving a knife on a North Tyneside beach - packed with people enjoying the heatwave.

Police were called to Cullercoats Bay shortly after 7.30pm on Tuesday 19 July - the UK's hottest day on record.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “It was reported that a number of men were acting in a violent manner with one offender threatening another with a knife.

“Officers were immediately deployed to the area and four men – aged 23, 21, 20, and 17 – were all arrested on suspicion of affray."

The four have since been released under investigation.

The force added that nobody was injured and inquiries were ongoing.

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