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Man charged after armed stand-off at Jarrow bookmakers

The bookmakers in Grange road where the hostage situation took place. Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged in connection with an armed stand-off at a Jarrow bookmakers.

On Sunday evening police were called to reports of a man in possession of a firearm inside the Coral bookmakers in Grange Road.

Officers negotiated with the man to try and get him to exit the store. Four hostages who were being held inside the bookmakers were released safely.

39-year-old Alistair Gallow of Percy Street in Jarrow has been charged with nine offences including false imprisonment and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.

He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court this morning.

  • Latest update: Alistair Gallow has appeared in Court today, January 10th.
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