AN air weapon was seized from two teenagers after an off-duty policeman spotted it being fired.
Police were called by the officer at 4.45pm on Wednesday after the pair were spotted in the Parkside area of Seaham with the weapon.
The force helicopter was called out to monitor the duo and helped colleagues on the ground find them.
The weapon was taken from the youths, aged 17 and 18.
They were told they may be reported for summons to a court in the future.