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Taser recovered in raid

Dated: 04 Feb 2012

Police recovered a taser during a raid on a house in Newcastle.

On Wednesday, February 1, police acted on concerns raised about a taser possible being inside a house and executed a search warrant at a house at Strathearn Way in Fawdon.

A taser was recovered from inside.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon, while a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis after a small amount of the substance was found at the address.

The raid follows the recovery of a gas-powered air weapon, two tasers and two pepper sprays during a raid on a house in Kielder Road in Lemington last week. In that case a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a prohibited weapon.

Neighbourhood Inspector Julie Rana said: "We'll continue to act on the information we receive to disrupt criminal activity in our neighbourhoods. I'd urge residents to get in touch if they know of any suspicious or criminal activity in their community."

Police can be contacted on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.