Police search Sunderland address as five men arrested on suspicion of firearms offences
Police have conducted searches at a number of properties across the region, including one in Sunderland, after a man was reportedly threatened with a weapon.
A heavy police presence was spotted in Sunderland city centre at around 9pm on Thursday, August 26 as five men were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences.
Cleveland Police officers were conducting a search at Tavistock Place in Sunderland, as well as a property on St Barnabas Road in Middlesbrough.
Police are continuing their inquires and all five men remain in custody at this time.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Police have arrested five men on suspicion of firearms offences after a man was reportedly threatened with a weapon in the Cleveland area.
“Officers conducted searches of two properties in St Barnabas Road, Middlesbrough, and Tavistock Place, Sunderland.
“All five men remain in police custody at this time and enquiries are ongoing.”