Alert after reports of a man carrying knife on Sunderland street

A search has been carried by police after concerns a man holding a knife had gone into a shop.

Monday, 6th November 2017, 11:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:02 pm
Worcester Street in Sunderland. Image copyright Google Maps.

Northumbria Police was called to an area near to the city centre after the report was made.

A spokeswoman said: "At 10.30am police were informed a man had been seen going into a newsagents in Worcester Street with what the caller believed to be a knife.

"A search of the area has been carried out, and staff and customers in the street have been spoken to but nothing untoward has been identified.

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"Inquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.