Police called to children's play park in Sunderland after report of man acting suspiciously

Police were called to Herrington Park. Copyright Google Maps.
Police were called to Herrington Park. Copyright Google Maps.
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Police were called to a children's play park in Sunderland following a report of a man acting suspiciously.

The incident took place yesterday afternoon in Herrington Park.

Police say there is nothing to suggest the man was armed with a knife - as was claimed on social media.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "At around 4.40pm yesterday (Monday) police received a report of a man acting suspiciously in Herrington Park in Sunderland.

"Officers attended but the man had left the area.

"Inquiries are ongoing but there is nothing to suggest the man had a knife or that there is any danger to members of the public."