Man arrested over attempted armed robbery at Sainsbury’s

Police officers at an incident in Gray Avenue, Chester-le-Street, this morning.
Police officers at an incident in Gray Avenue, Chester-le-Street, this morning.
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A MAN has been arrested after armed officers were sent to a house in Chester-le-Street after reports of a man with a knife.

A concerned member of the public called Durham Constabulary this morning about a man in a house in Gray Avenue.

A spokesman for Durham Police said: “At 11.20am a man aged 20 was arrested at a house in Gray Avenue on suspicion of attempted armed robbery at Sainsbury’s in The Avenue, in Chester-le-Street at 7.30am.

“He is currently in police custody.”