Searches by North Tyneside shooting inquiry team

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Michael Curran, left, Philip Croney, centre and Terry March
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Police want to speak to Michael Curran, Philip Croney and Terry March

Police have searched three properties in North Tyneside as part of an inquiry into the shooting of a man.

Paul Borg, 25, received wounds to his leg in Willington Quay on Thursday after what police said was an organised fight among two groups of men.

On Monday night, armed police executed search warrants at three addresses in the Willington Quay area.

Northumbria Police has released details of three men they want to speak to in connection with the shooting.

They are Terry March, 29, Philip Croney, 22, and Michael Curran, 30.

Search for gun

Det Ch Insp Max Black said: "Residents living in the area can be reassured that neighbourhood policing teams are carrying out patrols in the area."

Police are also trying to trace a silver Renault Clio with blacked out windows, with the registration Y969 KCN, which was seen leaving the area just after the shooting.

They are still looking for the gun which was used.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the shooting. Two are still in custody and two others have been released with no further action.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with a public order offence.

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