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News Release

Street disturbance

Dated: 21 Feb 2012

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a disturbance in a Gateshead street.

Police were informed of the incident in Bensham Avenue, Bensham at just before midnight on Monday, February 20 when a man forced his way into a flat armed with a chain. No one was injured in the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries to identify the offender.

DC Ian Cassap  said: "Our inquiries into this incident are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who may have seen or heard the disturbance to contact police."

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.