Tyne & Wear

Two men arrested over fish prices in Northumberland

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of selling fish at inflated prices to elderly residents in Northumberland.

Police said they followed up reports of two men selling fish in the Ponteland area.

Officers found that in one instance a resident had been charged about £290 for 14 packets of fish.

Two men, both aged 37 and from the Chester-le-Street and Stanley areas of County Durham, were arrested in connection with the incident.

Both men have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police said they took reports of this nature "extremely seriously" - especially those involving the most vulnerable.

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