Forensic officers are at residential house in a County Durham village after an incident which led to the death of a three-year-old boy.

Multiple crime scene investigation vans could be seen outside the address on Thursday afternoon as officers investigated the incident.

Residents have been warned of an increased police presence in the former pit village over the coming days as Durham police conducts enquires into the incident.

Paramedics were called to an address in Ushaw Moor, near Durham, on Saturday afternoon to reports of a medical incident.

The three-year-old boy sadly died after being taken to hospital despite the best efforts of paramedics.

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A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “On Saturday, Durham Constabulary supported the North East Ambulance Service in attending a medical incident in Ushaw Moor. The incident involved a three-year-old boy, who sadly died later.

“We are involved in a multi-agency investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of the child and the public will notice an increased police presence in the area over the coming days while enquiries are conducted”.

Paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service and great North Air Ambulance also responded to the incident.

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