Three arrests after police recover weapon from Sunderland property

Three men are in custody following reports of someone with a handgun inside a Sunderland property.

Monday, 17th August 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Monday, 17th August 2020, 12:02 pm

Northumbria Police officers were called to Belvedere Road on Sunday, August 16 at around 7.45pm.

A force spokesperson confirmed that three men – aged 22, 23 and 28 – were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Residents nearby reported seeing armed officers at the scene.

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Northumbria Police officers were called to Belvedere Road on Sunday, August 16 at around 7.45pm.

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A police statement said: “Shortly after 7.45pm yesterday we received a report a man was believed to be in possession of a handgun inside a property on Belvedere Road.

“Officers from the neighbourhood policing team attended the scene alongside specialist firearms officers and following a search of the property, three males aged 22, 23 and 28 were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and a weapon was recovered. No one was injured as a result of this incident.

“Three men remain in police custody at this time helping officers with their inquiries.”

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