POLICE are dealing with a serious incident in Shildon as it is confirmed one man was taken to hospital.

It is understood from neighbouring residents that another man was arrested, after police were called to an address in Scott Street at about 5.30pm on Saturday.

Forensic officers from Crime Scene Investigation Unit, wearing blue and white boiler suits, were still at the scene on Sunday afternoon.

A resident who did not want to be named said: "Scott Street was closed by police at about 6pm. There was an ambulance parked in the middle of the street and there there were four police vans and two police cars.

"I saw a man being arrested and handcuffed and being marched down the street with two police officers and put into the back of a police van.

"The street was cordoned off for a long time."

It is understood that a man was assaulted.

A resident said: "People are in shock. There were people in the street in their pyjamas looking on. Everyone was stunned."

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a private address in Shildon at 5.34pm on Saturday.

"We dispatched a doubled-crewed ambulance and a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance.

"One patient was taken to hospital."

Durham Police have been contacted for a statement.


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