Tyne & Wear

Gunmen threaten CSOs near Beamish Burn Road

Two masked men threatened three police community support officers with a pistol.

Durham Police said its officers approached the two men near the Beamish Park Hotel in Beamish Burn Road, County Durham, on Thursday.

The men then pulled masks over their faces and one produced a silver pistol and shouted at the officers to go back.

The two escaped towards Burnopfield in a black car and part of its registration was ND 59.

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