Thirteen people have been arrested after windows were put through and parked vehicles were smashed up outside a North East property – as police investigate the disturbance at the end of last week.

Officers from Northumbria Police attended an address in Byker, Newcastle, on Thursday, June 16 at around 4.20pm after reports of several windows been smashed at a property on Fossway, and several parked vehicles had been damaged by a group of individuals. 

After arriving at the scene, the police arrested a 37-year-old man.

Enquiries have continued since the weekend, with addresses across the area searched in connection with the incident, and a further 13 males and a female have subsequently been arrested on suspicion of a range of offences.

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Seven men remain in police custody at this time and the others have since been released under investigation.

On Monday (June 20), Detective Chief Inspector Sharon Chatterton, from Northumbria Police, issued an appeal for witnesses and information – urging people to come forward if they spotted anything suspicious.

She said: “This investigation has already seen several arrests since Thursday night and enquiries will continue over the coming days.

“At this stage, we believe those involved in the disturbance are known to each other and we do not believe there to be any wider risk to the public.

“We would ask that anyone who has information about what happened, those involved, or who might have seen anything suspicious in the Byker area in the moments before and after the incident, gets in touch with us as soon as they can.”

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police using the ‘Tell Us Something’ page on Northumbria Police’s website, or by calling 101 using reference number NP-20220616-0780.

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