POLICE have arrested a man after a suspected firearms incident outside a North-East pub.

Police recieved reports of a man with what was believed to be a gun ouside the Fox and Hounds pub in Hetton-le-Hole at just after 7.20pm.

They arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear or alarm.

An item, believed to be an air weapon, was removed from the scene.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

Anuyone with information is asked to call police on 101 ext69191 or Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.