Three arrests in Wallsend police operation

Three men are in police custody tonight after being arrested in Wallsend and questioned over what has been described as a serious offence.

There was a heavy police presence around the junction of Churchill Street in town on Tuesday evening as officers carried out the successful operation.

Northumbria Police say no one was hurt during the operation, and there was no risk to the wider community but residents may have seen and heard a lot of police activity in the area.

Anyone who has any information, or who would like to speak to a Neighbourhood Officer can call police on 101.