POLICE have confirmed a man was arrested following a "firearms incident" which led to a 24-hour road closure on a busy County Durham road last week.

Police were called to a suspected firearms incident at 12.30pm on Wednesday, May 18 May on Watling Street, Leadgate, near Consett.

The incident let to a put in place in a section of Watling Street, as well as between Medomsley Edge crossroads and the former detention centre, about three miles away.

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The road at Medomsley remained closed for more than 24 hours, while police conducted their investigations.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of aggravated burglary, criminal damage and affray and was released under investigation."

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