Tyne & Wear

Shot fired during Sunderland post office incident

Hylton Road
Image caption Police are hunting the two men believed to be in their 20s

A shot was fired during an attempted robbery at a post office in Sunderland, police have said.

Two men - one carrying a firearm - entered the post office on Hylton Road at about 16:50 GMT and demanded cash.

The shop worker refused and the gun was fired before the pair made off empty handed.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said a number of customers were in the shop at the time, but nobody was hurt. Police are appealing for witnesses.

They said the men may have fled in a silver Vauxhall Vectra in the direction of Pennywell.

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