Three arrested after incident with air weapon

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THREE people have been arrested following an incident with an air weapon in Whitley Bay.

Police were called to Burnside Road in Whitley Bay at 11.19am this morning, Tuesday, January 18, following concerns about a resident.

Police attended and closed the road while making further enquiries, which are ongoing.

A police spokesperson said: “Two men and a woman have been arrested and an air weapon has been recovered.

“Searches of a property are ongoing and the road will remain closed until the searches are complete.”

Local schools were advised to keep the children inside until the incident had been dealt with, but the children have now been able to go outside.