Armed Police in Darlington have arrested three men on suspicion of firearms offences.

Armed Officers arrested three suspects at gun point in Darlington yesterday afternoon at 5.30PM.

Police borough a van that was travelling on Yarm Road to a forced stop by armed officers.

All three men aged 30, 22 and 19 are all from separate areas across the north east and are being held in separate police stations across the Durham force area.

Ch Supt Graham Hall from Darlington said: “The incident was dealt with swiftly and safely and no one was injured. The men were quickly arrested and are now in custody helping us with our enquiries. It is normal procedure for armed officers to be deployed to incidents of this nature and there is no need for alarm. Fortunately incidents like this are rare and I would like to reassure the community of Darlington and in particular the residents of Yarm Road that this is an isolated incident.”

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