Man with suspected handgun threatens taxi driver

A man has been arrested after a taxi driver was reportedly threatened by a man brandishing a suspected firearm.

Police received a report of a man making threats to a taxi driver while in possession of a suspected handgun.

Officers attended the scene near the fish and chip shop on Swaledale Avenue at around 9.15pm on Wednesday, June 24.

A 40-year-old man was subsequently arrested at an address on Bishopdale Avenue on suspicion of possessing a firearm. An imitation firearm has also been recovered.

The taxi driver was shaken but not injured as a result of the incident.

Officers are in the area carrying out enquiries and providing reassurance to the local community.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1101 040614, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.