Tyne & Wear

Arrests over South Shields bookmaker raid

Three men have been arrested after armed men wearing decorating suits robbed a bookmakers in South Shields.

Two men armed with a knife and a hammer robbed Chisholm Bookmakers on Fielding Court, Biddick Hall, on Saturday.

Two men, aged 24 and 32, have now been arrested on suspicion of robbery and a 53-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender.

All three have been bailed pending further enquiries, Northumbria Police said.

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