Police search a Sunderland tower block after reports of a suspected hazardous substance in a flat

Northumbria Police have carried out a search in a flat at a Sunderland tower block after they received reports of a suspected hazardous substance.

Friday, 31st December 2021, 4:50 pm
Updated Friday, 31st December 2021, 5:59 pm

Officers carried out a search of a property on Amsterdam Road, in the Gilley Law area of Sunderland, on Wednesday, December 29.

It followed reports made to the police that related to a suspected hazardous substance, prompting officers to take action.

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Police have carried out a search of a flat in Gilley Law after reports of a suspected hazardous substance being found. Photo: Google Maps.

As a result, police have commented that they are satisfied that no criminal activity has taken place.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “After receiving information relating to a suspected hazardous substance, police carried out a search of a property on Amsterdam Road, Sunderland on December 29.

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“Following a thorough search, no hazardous or harmful substances were found and officers are satisfied no criminal activity has taken place."

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