Tyne & Wear

Masked men break pair at Houghton-le-Spring home

Two masked men, one of them thought to be armed with a knife, broke into a couple's home in Tyne and Wear.

But they fled empty-handed from the property in Houghton-le-Spring in Newbottle after being confronted by the 47-year-old male resident.

The man and a 27-year-old woman were left shaken but unhurt after the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on on Friday to come forward.

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