Two arrested in Alnwick on suspicion of possessing a firearm - witnesses report armed police at scene

Armed police were deployed in Alnwick after reports of an assault, and two people have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 8:33 am

Northumbria Police were called to Dodds Lane in the early hours of Sunday, August 23, to reports of an assault and that a male inside the Alnwick property appeared to have a firearm.

Witnesses say both armed officers and police dogs were at the scene throughout the morning.

Two men have been arrested and remain in police custody.

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Police remain at the scene in Dodds Lane, Alnwick

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 4am today (Sunday) we received a report of an assault at an address within Dodds Lane, Alnwick.

“The persons are known to each other.

“It was also reported that a male was present within the address with what appeared to be a firearm.

“Two men, aged 32 and 25, have both been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and remain in police custody.

“Police are currently searching the property.”

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