Tyne & Wear

Security guard robbed at gunpoint in Lemington

Asda, Lemington Image copyright Google
Image caption Police say they will have an increased presence in the area

A security guard was robbed at gunpoint outside a Tyneside supermarket.

The G4S employee was targeted at Asda on High Row, Lemington, Newcastle, at about 14:10 GMT on Saturday.

Two robbers fled on a motorbike, Northumbria Police said. It has not been revealed how much money they escaped with.

The guard was "left shaken" and officers have appealed for witnesses to contact them as they continue their investigation.

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