Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after gunman targets Gateshead post office

A man has been arrested after a masked gunman threatened staff at a Gateshead post office.

A man targeted the post office in Weatherall Gardens just after 17:25 GMT on Monday 7 January, demanding cash and smashing a glass cabinet.

Northumbria Police said the man escaped empty-handed and headed towards Easedale Gardens.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is helping police with their inquiries.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites