Police search Ingleby Barwick property after GP charged with attempted murder

An increased police presence was seen in the area this morning. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees News

More searches have been carried out at a property in Ingleby Barwick after a GP was charged with attempted murder in relation to a "suspected poisoning" in Newcastle.

Cleveland Police have said they are continuing to support Northumbria Police with the investigation on Brading Court.

Police have confirmed that the searches have now concluded and that the cordon has now been lifted.

Police have been seen in Ingleby Barwick. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees News

It comes after a GP has appeared in court charged with attempted murder and a woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Thomas Kwan, 52, of Brading Court, Ingleby Barwick, appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 7 February.

The woman in her 30s was arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries.

Local residents have been warned that they will continue to see police in the area while the searches are undertaken and should be reassured there is no risk to their safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

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