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Gun fired in Brunswick

Police are now appealing for any potential witnesses to come forward. Credit: PA

Officers responding to reports of criminal damage believe a weapon may have been fired at an address in Brunswick, Newcastle.

Police were called to reports that a front door had been damaged at a property in Grey Street. When they arrived on the scene, it appeared a firearm has been discharged.

It happened between midnight on New Year’s Eve and 12.30am Monday, January 1.

People inside were not harmed.

Police are now appealing for any potential witnesses to come forward.

Det Supt Mick Paterson said:

This is a very unusual incident and I would urge anyone who was out and about in the early hours of New Year’s Day and saw anything out of the ordinary to come forward.

We believe this to be an isolated incident and, thankfully, the occupants of the property were not injured, but as you can expect are shocked at what has happened.

We are conducting house-to-house enquiries and people in the area can expect to see an increased police presence to offer reassurance.

We would ask anyone who has concerns to speak to one of our officers.”

– Det Supt Mick Paterson


Two more people rescued from the sea on North Tyneside

Two more people have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea.

Earlier a swimmer was pulled from the sea at Cullercoats.

A 999 call was made later this afternoon (Sunday 19th November) regarding the safety of a number of swimmers in the water off the middle of Whitley Bay beach.

Lifeboats from Blyth and Tynemouth RNLI were already at sea at the time and were asked to do a search of the water.

Two people were brought ashore -both were conscious but appeared to be suffering from severe hypothermia.

They were then taken to hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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