Tyne & Wear

Firearm found in Sunderland woods

An investigation is under way after a firearm was found in woodland on Wearside.

A member of the public made the discovery on a patch of land near Pallion Industrial Estate in Sunderland on Friday afternoon.

Firearm support officers attended the scene and made the device safe. It was then removed for forensic examination.

No further details have been released, but Northumbria Police said that inquiries were ongoing.

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