Four arrested after raid on Tynemouth’s Salutation Hotel pub

Four people have been arrested following a terrifying robbery at Tynemouth’s Salutation Hotel pub.

Masked men broke into the tavern, on the North Tyneside town’s Front Street, at 4am on Bank Holiday Monday, and forced a woman in her 40s to open the safe and hand over cash.

Four people have now been arrested – two men aged 44 and 37 and two women aged 41 and 31 – in connection with the August 25 crime.

On Thursday lunchtime a spokesman for Northumbria Police said the men remained in police custody.

Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries and asking any witnesses to contact them.

North Tyneside Superintendent Paul Orchard said: “We know incidents such as this cause our local communities concern and I would like to reassure local residents that we are continuing to carry out enquiries.

“Four people have been arrested and are helping with our enquiries. If anyone has any information I would urge them to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the raid on the Salutation Hotel should contact Northumbria Police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference 233 250814.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.