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Police investigating a shooting in Newcastle have arrested a 26-year-old manReuters

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the shooting of a bouncer outside a nightclub in Newcastle.

The doorman was injured in the drive-by shooting outside Tup Tup Palace in Saint Nicholas' Street on the evening of 6 June.

Northumberland Police said the suspect was riding on a motorbike when he fired before driving off. The injured man, aged 24, was taken to hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

A 26-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being held in custody. Enquires are continuing to locate a silver motorbike thought to have been used during the shooting.

Northumberland Police said extra police officers are carrying out patrols throughout the city centre to reassure local residents and people who work in the city.

Supt Bruce Storey, of Northumbria Police, said: "We know these incidents understandably cause concern and shock to members of the public and I want to reassure our communities that we are doing everything we can to ensure these incidents are dealt with and that we fully understand the facts of what has happened.

"Extra officers are on patrol across the city to offer reassurance and will remain so over the coming days. If anyone is concerned we would urge them to speak to an officer.

"Enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances of each of these incidents, and while we recognise it is worrying for members of the public, at the current time our enquiries so far lead us to believe there are no risks to the wider members of the public from any of these incidents."

Storey added: "There are still a number of people who were in the city centre on Saturday night who we have not yet spoken to and I would urge these people to come forward. If anyone saw a silver motorbike in the city or on the outskirts between 10.00pm and 11.00pm on Saturday [6 June] night we want to speak to them.

"They may think the information they have is insignificant but it all helps in our enquiries and could prove to be crucial to us in finding the person responsible for this incident."