WORKMEN carrying out renovations at a Wallsend pub had to call police out after finding what they thought was a gun.
Officers were called to the Queen’s Head pub, in High Street West, on Monday following the discovery in an area near the cellar.
Tests are now being carried out on the item to determine if it is a real gun.
A police spokesperson said: “Builders working on renovating at the Queen’s Head pub have uncovered what is believed to be a firearm.
“Enquiries are ongoing.”