Updated police statement
Northumbria Police have given us an updated statement on the recent incidents in South Shields and Blyth.
One of the arrests made in connection with the ongoing investigation into the South Shields incident was made in Blyth.
Here is what police have said:
“Shortly after 3pm on Thursday (September 16) officers received a report of a disturbance on Heaton Gardens in South Shields.
“It was reported that offenders in a car pulled outside an address and discharged a firearm, before making off. Nobody was injured but a full investigation has been launched.
“Five men have since been arrested in connection with the incident. Four remain in police custody at this time while one has been released under investigation.
“All those involved are believed to be known to each other and we are treating this as an isolated incident. Enquiries are ongoing.
“Anyone with any concerns, or who has information, is asked to contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20210916-0600.”