Man arrested for wasting police time

A MAN has been arrested for wasting police time after claiming he was shot in Ashington.

The 29-year-old had said he had been walking in Sycamore Street, near to Fourth Avenue, when he was shot in the back by someone with an air rifle on November 27.

But following a full investigation by Northumberland CID, no offences were disclosed.

As a result, the man, who lives in Ashington, has been reported for summons for wasting police time and is now due to appear at South East Northumberland Magistrates Court.