Man arrested on suspicion of brandishing imitation gun at pub in Chester-le-Street

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A MAN has been arrested after police were called to an alleged imitation firearm incident in Chester-le-Street.

It happened after officers from Durham Police were called to the Bridge End pub shortly before 3pm on Friday following reports of a disturbance.

It is believed that a man was thought to have been brandishing a gun.

Officers attended and a man was found to have an imitation firearm on him.

He was arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence while a second man was held on suspicion of affray.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said: “Police received reports of a fracas outside the Bridge End pub at about 2.50pm.

“A man was reported to be waving a hand gun about.

“Two men arrested one on suspicion of a firearms offence, the other for affray.

“The weapon has been recovered and it is an imitation hand gun.”