Police are investigating a bomb scare in Singleton last night.
Officers received an anonymous phone call from a man at 7:15pm, claiming there was a bomb at a house in Brittliffe Close.
They rushed to the house and spoke to the male resident.
They searched the property and discovered a suspicious device in a garbage bin.
Detectives and Newcastle Police Rescue were called in, and determined the device was inactive.
Police are now trying to find the mystery man who made the call.