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What We Know So Far After Armed Police Called for “Gun Fight” in Walker UK News

A number of armed police were called to a Newcastle street after two men were fighting with guns.

Northumbria Police received reports of two men fighting on Springwell Avenue in Walker on Thursday afternoon.

Large numbers of police vehicles entered the area and some neighbors saw a police helicopter overhead.

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Here’s what we know so far:

What happened?

Northumbria Police said they received a report around 3:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon of a scuffle on Springwell Avenue in Walker.

Two men were reported to be in possession of a blade and a baseball bat.

A large number of officers were deployed in the area, but the two men had left the scene.

Has anyone been arrested?

Northumbria Police have confirmed that a 25-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of a fight.

He is currently in police custody.

Armed policemen in a Walker’s house

What is happening now?

An investigation was opened and officers remained at the scene Thursday evening to investigate.

Police confirmed that there would be no risk to the general public.

What did the police say?

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At approximately 3:45 pm today (Thursday) we received a report of an ongoing brawl in the Springwell Avenue area of ​​Newcastle.

“It was reported that two men – suspected of having possession of a bladed article and a baseball bat – were fighting in the street.

“Agents were deployed in the area but the two men had left the scene. A 25-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of a brawl and remains in custody.

“An investigation has been opened into the incident and officers remain on site to investigate.

“There is no greater risk to the public and anyone who has witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the police through the ‘Tell us something’ page on our website or by calling 101 on citing journal NP-20210722-0733. “

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