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Newcastle police say 'gun' was probably walking frame

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Image caption Police believe the child mistook the arm of a frame for a gun

The "gun" a child reported being aimed at his school out a nursing home window was probably a walking frame, police said.

The seven-year-old told his teacher he had seen someone pointing a gun at the school in Walker, Newcastle.

Police officers searched the home at about 11:00 BST.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "There were no firearms and the child may have confused the arm of a Zimmer frame for a firearm."

"The report was made in good faith," he said. "The school was not evacuated at any point during the incident."

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