Two men have made their first appearance in court charged with attempted murder after a gun was allegedly fired at a van.
Mark Exley and Christopher Embleton were arrested following an incident in Kingston Park.
At about 7.45am on February 22, police received a report that a gun had been shot at a white van as it waited at traffic lights on Windsor Way.
Nobody was injured and the driver of the van was able to flee the scene before later contacting police.
Officers launched an investigation and a number of people were arrested in connection with the incident.
On Tuesday, Exley and Embleton were brought into the dock at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court in Bedlington, both charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
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