Man arrested following disturbance in Peterlee town centre

A man has been arrested following a disturbance in Peterlee town centre this morning.

Thursday, 14th February 2019, 12:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th February 2019, 12:07 pm
Peterlee town centre. Picture by Google Maps

A local man, who is in his mid-20s, has been detained and arrested by police following a disturbance.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: "Police were alerted to reports of a disturbance in Peterlee town centre at around 10am this morning.

"Officers attended the scene and encountered a man in a distressed state.

"A local man in his mid-20s was detained and arrested at around 10.30, and is currently in police custody.

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"Inquiries are ongoing."