NEWS: Incident at Porthill, Newcastle


Four men are currently in custody after being arrested last night, Thursday.

The four were arrested in a vehicle on the slip-road off the A500 at the Porthill roundabout, at approximately 9pm.

They are aged 32, 32, 35 and 38 and all from the local area. They were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob.

The vehicle the men were travelling in was recovered for a detailed forensic examination.

The slip road was closed off to motorists whilst police were in attendance. We would like to thank people for their patience and understanding whilst this incident was ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 740 of January 28, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Author: sp16394

Press Officer at Staffordshire Police