Armed police on guard at Sunderland general election count

Armed police at the Sunderland general election count.
Armed police at the Sunderland general election count.
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Armed police were patrolling the hall as the General Election count got underway at Silksworth Community Centre in Sunderland.

A Sunderland constituency has been the first to declare for the past six elections.

Polling closed at 10pm, and ballot boxes began to arrive at the count at 10.03pm.

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