Tyne & Wear

Firearm and ammunition found near Ashington museum

Woodhorn Road in Ashington Image copyright Google
Image caption The items were found on Woodhorn Road, near Woodhorn Colliery Museum

A firearm and ammunition have been discovered in bushes in a Northumberland town.

They were found by a dog walker on Woodhorn Road in Ashington on Tuesday.

Northumbria Police has asked anyone who saw anything "out of the ordinary" at the site, near Woodhorn Colliery Museum, to get in touch.

Ch Insp Peter Reeve said: "We recognise people may be concerned and I'd like to reassure residents that the firearm was quickly made safe".

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