Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after suspicious package found in Newcastle street

Police on Westgate Road
Image caption A cordon, which was put in place around the scene as a precaution, has been heavily reduced and all roads reopened

A man has been arrested after suspicious package was found in Newcastle.

Officers were called to Westgate Road at 13:43 GMT on Friday following reports of a disturbance.

On arrival, a suspicious package was found and removed by a bomb disposal team, Northumbria Police said.

A 60-year-old man arrested at the scene remains in police custody and is assisting officers with their inquiries. Nobody was injured.

A cordon, which was put in place around the scene as a precaution, has been heavily reduced and all roads reopened, police said.

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