Huge police search in Washington after woman heard screaming in woodland

A woman heard screaming in a wooded area sparked a huge police search on Bank Holiday Monday.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 11:01 am

Officers were called to the Horsley Road area of Washington at around 5pm on Monday, May 31, following a report that a woman was heard screaming.

The police helicopter was also deployed to search the area but no one was found to be in distress.

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Police were called to the Horsley Road area of Washington following a report that a woman was in distress.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 5pm yesterday (Monday) we were contacted by a member of the public who reported hearing a woman screaming in a wooded area in the Horsley Road area of Washington.

“Police assisted by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) carried out a thorough search of the area but nobody was found to be in distress.

“Officers are satisfied that the report was made in good faith.

"We would ask anybody with information to contact us via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log 800 310521.”

Police carried out a search of the Horsley Road area in Washington following the report.

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A number of police cars were called to the scene.