Shots fired in Newcastle’s China Town

Police have arrested a man in Newcastle after shots were fired in Stowell Street in the early hours of this morning.

At 4.25am this morning, Friday, March 7, police were informed a car was driving the wrong way on a one way street on Stowell Street near The Gate.

The driver then fired shots into the air before leaving the area.

The shots were not fired at anyone, and no-one was injured.

A short time later police were informed the same car had pointed what is believed to have been a handgun at a taxi driver, but no shots were fired.

It has not yet been established whether the weapon was real or imitation and no-one has been injured in the incident.

Extra police are in the area and anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 fwin 138 070314 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.