Doorman shot in drive-by shooting outside Newcastle nightclub

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a doorman was shot in a drive-by shooting outside a Newcastle nightclub.

A member of the door staff at Tup Tup Palace, in Saint Nicholas Street, was shot by a man on a motorbike at 10.30pm last night.

Police cordoned off the street and officers were sent to the area to offer reassurance and keep disruption to a minimum.

The injured man, aged 24, was taken to hospital for treatment.

Extra patrols are still on patrol in the city centre today.

Police are trying to trace the gunman and the motorbike, which is believed to be silver in colour.

Superintendent Bruce Storey, said: “We’re carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances of this incident and any particular motive.

“At the current time our inquiries so far lead us to believe there is not a risk to the wider members of the public. Understandably though people are concerned and it is worrying that this has happened, especially on a busy night in Newcastle city centre where there were many people enjoying a night out.

“Extra patrols were quickly deployed to the city centre, both to deal with the incident and to offer reassurance to those who were in the city.

“An increased police presence will continue both during the day and night and I would encourage anyone who does have any concerns to speak to an officer on patrol.

“We are doing everything we can to trace the motorbike and the person responsible for this shooting and would ask anyone with information to come forward and speak to us.

“If anyone saw a silver motorbike bike in the city centre around the time of this incident or saw it before or has seen it since then we want to hear from them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1410 070615 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.