Police have released an image of a man they would like to trace after a firearm is believed to have been discharged in a North East street. 

Officers want to speak to Noman Asim in connection with a disturbance on Severus Road in the Fenham area of Newcastle at 10.30pm last Monday (March 18).

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "Officers attended the scene after it was suspected that a firearm may have been discharged. No one was reported to have been injured and a full investigation was launched.

"Asim, 32, is now wanted and is understood to be actively evading arrest. Extensive searches to locate him are ongoing and anyone harbouring Asim should know they also face prosecution.

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"Members of the public are asked not to approach Asim if they see him, and to contact Northumbria Police immediately on the details below.

"However, all parties involved are believed to be known to one another and there is no wider threat to the public.

"We take reports of this nature very seriously and we are actively pursuing those believed to be responsible."

Officers are now appealing to anyone with information to contact them. Witnesses or anyone with information should use the 'Report' page on our website or call 101, quoting reference number: NP-20240319-0107.