Man arrested on suspicion of firearms and blackmail offences

A man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms and blackmail offences.

Friday, 8th October 2021, 6:20 pm
Updated Friday, 8th October 2021, 6:20 pm
A man was arrested in Peterlee on Wednesday night.

Officers attended Seaside Lane, in Easington Colliery, on Wednesday, October 6.

They arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion on possession of a firearm and blackmail before releasing him on bail.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: “Police attended an address on Seaside Lane, Peterlee, as part of an ongoing investigation on Wednesday night (October 6).

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“A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and blackmail, he has since been released on bail.”

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