A helicopter was dispatched to the scene of an alleged disturbance outside of a supermarket in Prudhoe.

Officers were alerted to a man allegedly shouting threats to another member of the public outside Heron Foods supermarket on Front Street on Wednesday evening.

Northumbria Police confirmed that officers were joined by the National Police Air Service and that a suspect soon fled the scene before he was apprehended at his home.

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A spokesperson for the police confirmed their presence at the scene on Wednesday night.

They said: "At around 9.50pm police received a report of a disturbance on Front Street, Prudhoe.

It was reported that a man had been shouting threats to another person in the street who is known to him.

"Officers supported by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) were deployed to the scene but the male suspect had already left the area."

They also confirmed that the man was later arrested and currently remains in police custody.

"Further checks were carried out and a man was later arrested at his home address. He remains in police custody at this time."

Northumbria Police confirmed that nobody was injured.

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