Tilery major college lockdown: Armed police descend on Stockton property | EUROtoday

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A major college was pressured into lockdown as armed police rushed to an property in County Durham with riot vans and sniffer canine.

Several police vans, in addition to armed officers, have been seen on an property in Portrack, Stockton-on-Tees, and entered a house there.

Nearby Tilery Primary School issued an alert to oldsters, saying: “Due to an ongoing police incident on the Portrack estate, if your child is coming to school, can you please take them to the main hall.”

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One witness advised Teesside Live: “Armed police everywhere St Anne’s Terrace. School on full lock down taking all the kids to the main hall no parents allowed in to the school grounds”.

A Durham Police spokesperson advised The Independent: “Police are currently carrying out a series of warrants in the Stockton area as part of an ongoing operation.

“Armed and unarmed officers from Durham Constabulary and Cleveland Police are involved in the activity as well as specialist search officers and dog section.

“A cordon remains in place at these addresses. We will issue further information on this activity as soon as possible.”

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