Probe after men seen carrying weapons

A POLICE search was sparked after two men were seen in the street carrying weapons.

Members of the public contacted police after seeing one man carrying a machete-type knife and another holding a weapon which was “silver and curved” in Wilson Street, Hartlepool, around 5.35pm yesterday.

Police searched the area around Wilson Street, Mulgrave Road and Milton Road, but to no avail.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police urged witnesses, or anyone who knows the men who were carrying the weapons, to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.