Appeal after firearm discharged in Newcastle

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Police are releasing an Efit image of a man they want to identify after a report of a blank firing gun being discharged in Newcastle.

At 7:09pm on Tuesday, November 24th, a man was seen on the Town Moor in Newcastle with the small gun.

Officers attended and found a number of blank cartridges in the area where the man was seen near to the footbridge with Leazes Park.

Enquiries have been ongoing into the incident and with the help of a witness officers have produced an Efit image of a man they want to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

He is described as being Asian or Middle Eastern in appearance, around 5ft 11ins tall and of medium build. He was seen wearing a black puffa jacket with maroon coloured strips on it, dark trousers and trainers.

Newcastle Inspector Alan Davison said: “A man was seen discharging the gun on the Town Moor and thanks to the help of a witness, we have managed to pull together an Efit image of him and we want to identify and speak to him about this incident.

“Although the cartridges were found to be blank and no-one was threatened, his behaviour is not acceptable and could have put people in fear it was a real firearm. We want to identify and speak to this man about his behaviour and would appeal for anyone who recognises him to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 979 24/11/15.

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