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Filming begins on Newcastle detective's story

A British film based on a Newcastle detective has begun filming in the north-east of England.

Harrigan, starring Stephen Tompkinson, is based on the true-life experiences of former officer, turned writer, Arthur McKenzie.

Mr McKenzie's daughter, Kirsty Bell, has raised £1,267,000 to fund the film through investment from North East businesses and entrepreneurs.

Filming throughout the city and at the former Swan Hunter shipyards in Wallsend is due to be completed in the next three weeks. It will premier in Newcastle later in the year.