Police find guns in Houghton house search

Police Officers at Leeming House, a detached house on Wallace Street, off Dairy Lane, Houghton. It is thought they have been searching the rented property for some time, neighbours reported the police were there over the weekend.
Police Officers at Leeming House, a detached house on Wallace Street, off Dairy Lane, Houghton. It is thought they have been searching the rented property for some time, neighbours reported the police were there over the weekend.
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TWO people have been arrested after firearms were found during a two-day search of a house.

A man and woman have been bailed after the swoop, which was launched on Monday evening at Leeming House, a large detached home in Wallace Street, Houghton.

The pair were taken in to custody on suspicion of having firearms without a certificate.

Late last night they were released on bail until the end of next month as inquiries continue.

Today, Northumbria Police confirmed they had finished the search of the house yesterday and are now carrying out an examination of the firearms recovered.

Details of the weapons have not been revealed.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said today: “At 5.54pm on Monday, a search warrant was executed at Leeming House in Houghton.

“Two people were arrested, a 38-year-old man and 37-year-old woman.

“They were both arrested on suspicion of having firearms without a certificate and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

“Firearms were seized and removed from the house.”

A police presence remained at the home, off Dairy Lane, until late last night.