Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three Arrested over Street Shooting Row; ARMED POLICE CATCH ON-THE-RUN SUSPECTS IN LIVERPOOL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three Arrested over Street Shooting Row; ARMED POLICE CATCH ON-THE-RUN SUSPECTS IN LIVERPOOL

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Byline: KATIE DAVIES

THREE men wanted following a row where a man was gunned down in the street have been arrested.

On-the-run suspects Terry March, 29, Philip Croney, 22, and Michael Curran, 30, were found on Merseyside yesterday after a manhunt was launched by Northumbria Police.

Heavily armed cops swooped on an address in Hardman Street, near to Liverpool city centre, an area known as the Georgian Quarter, arresting the men.

They were being detained in Liverpool and will be questioned by Northumbria Police today.

The manhunt was launched after an organised fight between rival gangs resulted in one man being blasted in the leg.

Paul Borg, 25, was left bleeding in the street outside his home, in Willington Quay, Wallsend, on Thursday night.

A spokesman from Merseyside Police said: "Following a request from Northumbria Police, Merseyside Police have arrested three men in connection with a firearms incident in the Wallsend area of North Tyneside last Thursday.

"To facilitate the arrests, Merseyside Police deployed a number of armed officers, and the men were arrested without incident."

A Northumbria police spokesman said: "Northumbria Police officers, with support from Merseyside Police officers, have arrested three men in connection with the shooting of a 25-year-old man in the Willington Quay area of Wallsend on Thursday, August 19.

"Three men 29, 30 and 22 from the Wallsend area are currently detained in the Merseyside area."

Earlier this week, detectives released the names of the three men they wanted to speak to in connection with the shooting, who have been on the run since the attack in Quay View. As part of their search, a team of officers swooped on three properties in Bewick Road, Willington Quay, on Monday evening.

But the suspects were not there and officers confirmed they have still not recovered the firearm that was used in the incident. …

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