Two men arrested after police response at Argyle Square in Ashbrooke

Police have arrested two men after they were called to an address in Argyle Square in the Ashbrooke area of Sunderland.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 3:08 pm

Officers were called to the scene at around 11.30am on Monday, May 24 after receiving information that a vehicle believed to be associated with a burglary was reported at the location.

Police attended and uplifted the vehicle, prompting a man inside to make threats and show threatening behaviour towards officers.

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Police can be seen outside an address on Argyle Square in Sunderland.

They both remain in police custody following the incident.

Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At about 11.30am today (Monday), officers received information that a vehicle believed to be associated with a burglary suspect was parked in the Argyle Square area of Sunderland.

"Police attended the location and uplifted the vehicle. An individual inside an address began to make threats and show threatening behaviour towards officers.

"A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and a 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray.

Officers could be seen wearing protective equipment at the scene.

"They both remain in police custody at this time."

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Uniformed police officers wearing protective equipment could be seen outside an address on the street, along with a variety of police vehicles and dog handlers.

Resident Patrick James, who watched the incident unfold, told the Echo: "I saw the gentleman behind the wall, shouting at the coppers and waving his arms about.

Dog handlers were on the scene to assist officers with their work.

"About 20 minutes later, the police officer turned up with the battering ram and went into Argyle Square."

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A variety of police vehicles were spotted at the incident.