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Man arrested after police searches near Metrocentre in Gateshead; Northumbria Police said searches were taking place on Thursday afternoon for a wanted man.

Byline: Sonia Sharma

A man has been arrested following a police search around the Metrocentre.

On Thursday afternoon, officers with search dogs were seen around the shopping mall in Gateshead.

There was also a police presence in the widerSwalwellarea.

Northumbria Police said they were carrying out inquiries as part of an investigation to locate a man wanted forbreaching bailconditions.

The force said that there was no wider risk to the public.

On Friday, police confirmed that an arrest had been made.

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson told ChronicleLive: "A 35-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody at this time."

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Author:Sonia Sharma
Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 17, 2020
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