Loud bang in Easington Lane believed to be caused by a firework

Police believe loud bang heard in the Easington Lane area was caused by a firework.

By Faye Dixon
Wednesday, 17 July, 2019, 13:13
Police officers were at the scene of the loud bang near South Hetton

At around 2.15pm on Tuesday, July 16, police received a call reporting a loud bang on a construction site near South Hetton Road in Easington Lane. The caller believed the sound was a gun being shot. An investigation was launched and officers were deployed.

Inspector Nick Gjorven, of Northumbria Police, said: “A thorough investigation has been carried out into the disturbance, and it is believed the noise was that of a firework that had been thrown in the area. Nobody was injured, but officers remained in the area to offer reassurance to the community.

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“I would like to thank residents and workers for their cooperation and patience.”

A man and a woman, who were arrested, have been released and no further action will be taken. Anyone with concerns can contact police on 101 quoting log 620 160719.