Emergency services have confirmed that a GP patient tragically died at a surgery in the North East at the end of last week.

Police officers, paramedics, and crews from the air ambulance were called to a medical incident at Coulby Medical Practice on Cropton Way, Coulby Newham at around 2.22pm on Friday, January 6.

Alongside police units, two emergency ambulances and the Great North Air Ambulance's critical care team attended - causing concern from the local community.

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Now, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the patient died at the scene.

A spokesperson for Coulby Medical Practice said: "We can confirm that, very sadly, a patient passed away at the Practice on Friday afternoon. We are supporting the family during this difficult time and it would not be appropriate to comment any further."

A Great North Air Ambulance Service spokesman said: "On Friday, January 6, our critical care team based at Eaglescliffe were activated at 2.49pm to reports of a medical incident in Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough. They arrived on the scene in seven minutes."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We were called on January 6 at 2.22pm to a medical incident at an address on Cropton Way, Middlesbrough. We sent two emergency ambulances and support from Great North Air Ambulance Service colleagues."