Armed police respond after shots fired on Teesside

Image caption Police said those involved were known to each other and there was no threat to the wider public

Armed police have sealed off an area on Teesside after shots were fired at two properties.

Officers were called to addresses in Tarring Street in Stockton and Victor Way in Thornaby on Monday night.

Four men and a woman were later arrested in Port Clarence, Stockton, and the area has been sealed off.

Cleveland Police said it had reassured residents and stepped up patrols in the area. It is believed the people involved know each other.

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