Men bailed after firearms found in car in County Durham

Two men arrested after firearms were discovered in a car which was stopped on the A66 in County Durham have been bailed by police.

Durham officers stopped a blue and silver Mitsubishi Animal which was travelling towards Stockton on Thursday evening.

Two as-yet unidentified firearms were found in the vehicle and a 46-year-old man from Hartlepool was arrested.

Later a man, aged 49, was arrested in Darlington.

A spokeswoman for the Durham force said both men had been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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