Four men have been arrested after a woman was allegedly threatened with a weapon in a Northumberland house.
Armed police descended on a property on Berwick Lane, in Ovingham, on Wednesday after a receiving reports of concern the welfare of a woman. Officers found a woman aged 30 who was physically uninjured.
Four men aged 31 to 39 were arrested by officers and a suspected fire arm was also seized. Northumbria Police have launched an investigation and officers remain on the scene.
A force spokesperson said: “Shortly after 4.15pm on Wednesday police received a report of concern for the welfare of a female, at an address in Ovingham. It was reported the female may have been threatened with a weapon and officers were deployed to carry out enquiries at a property on Berwick Lane, with the support of the Firearms Support Unit (FSU.)
“Officers located a 30-year-old woman, who was physically uninjured. Four males, aged between 31 and 39, were arrested in connection with the incident and have since been released on bail. A suspected firearm was also seized.
“An investigation has been launched and officers remain in the area carrying out further enquiries. At this stage officers believe all those involved are known to each other and there is no wider risk to the public.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 and quoting crime reference NP-20231101-0806.”
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