POLICE and forensic officers are currently at an incident near Morrison's in Bishop Auckland.

A tent has been put up near the bottom car park, close to the British Heart Foundation furniture store.

The Northern Echo:

Police were seen taping off the car park and Crime Scene Investigation officers were on scene.

A woman who lives nearby called police after finding a person who she could tell was in need of help as she went to work at just after 5am this morning.

She was alerted by a dog barking. 

The woman, who did not want to be named, said: "The dog barked at me and I realised someone had collapsed. It was a bit of a shock."