TWO people have been arrested after police were called to a property by an ambulance crew.

The emergency services were called to an address in Thornaby at lunchtime and the woman, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 28-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl have been arrested by Cleveland Police while investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Neighbours described the property as a 'party house' with people regularly sitting outside the house, on Vulcan Way, drinking and listening to loud music.

One man said: "There was always something going on at the house, people were always outside drinking, shouting and carrying on – it was like a party house for everyone.

"I don't know what has happened as I have been at work. It wasn't a surprise to see the police here but I'm shocked that two people have been arrested."

It is believed the woman who lives at the address is one of the two people who has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Forensic officers were working at the rear the address while areas of Vulcan Way were cordoned off while evidence was gathered from the scene.

Another bystander added: "We have heard so many different things that we really don't know what to believe. Hopefully, we will know the truth soon."

The Northern Echo: Forensic officers working at the rear of the propertyForensic officers working at the rear of the property

Outside the end terrace property there was pizza boxes, an overturned chair and folding table scattered around the area.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "We were called by ambulance colleagues to an address in Vulcan Way, Thornaby at 12.41 today to a report of a woman who was sadly deceased.

"Two females have been arrested in connection with the incident, a 28-year-old woman and a 15-year-old. They are both in custody.

Detectives are appealing to anyone with information which may assist to call 101, reference 094422."

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